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Kentucky Color: Bone Chilling

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By Billy Joe Fudge

Yes, it was cold on Thursday, January 28th, but this find was the real bone chilling sight. It was an eye opener to realize that I was measuring this Basswood last week and tied my orange line marker on a bush about six feet to the right of the tree. I'm so thankful the big Sugar maple tree didn't decide to come crashing down while I was standing there.

In the second picture you can see my walking stick I placed on the left. This root wad is standing over ten feet tall and twenty feet wide. I actually walked to this tree last week and found it to be hollow in its center.

In the third picture you might notice why this tree lived an undernourished life and suffered a premature demise. There are huge limestone rock ledges all over this area and it appears that this tree sprouted right on top of a big one and the roots did not have sufficient soil in which to take up nutrients and water, and to anchor the tree against windy conditions.




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Kentucky Color: Bone Chilling



2022-01-29 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Billy Joe writes, "I'm so thankful the big Sugar maple tree didn't decide to come crashing down while I was standing there."

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Kentucky Color: Fallen Giant



2022-01-29 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Billy Joe writes, "In this picture you can see my walking stick I placed on the left. This root wad is standing over ten feet tall and twenty feet wide."

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Kentucky Color: An undernourished life



2022-01-29 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Billy Joe writes, "In this picture you might notice why this tree lived an undernourished life and suffered a premature demise. There are huge limestone rock ledges all over this area and it appears that this tree sprouted right on top of a big one and the roots did not have sufficient soil in which to take up nutrients and water, and to anchor the tree against windy conditions."

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