Tuesday, March 10, 2015

1528 Ancient Red Cedars

These red cedars may be gnarled and not overly large but I bet they are as old as the the hills - so to speak. The wood twists along the line of the trunk and perhaps this makes them so resilient to the elements. These trees on the east shore of Singleton Lake are typically exposed to a lot of wind. A branch was broken off and laying on the ground but I suspect that an ice storm was the villain that ripped the branch from the old red cedar.
The Eastern Red Cedar is not really a cedar, it's a juniper. This fact helps explain why it looks like a juniper. The tree that frequent this point of land like to browse on these red cedars. The rough foliage keeps them alive.

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