See-Saw (as in Sawed and Seen)
Saw cuts on a section of cottonwood.
The center panel of this composite is a shot of one end of a section of the trunk of a giant eastern cottonwood tree that had been felled over the winter of 2018. I was struck by how clearly you can see the deep corrugations in the bark of this tree.
This section was too tall for me to see over its top from this vantage point. Standing close to it and raising my camera well above eye level I could get a close-up of the upper section. I used that to create the frame. (I'm 5'6", so this section of the trunk had to have been ~ 6 feet in diameter. The stump was significantly wider across.)
I hate to see such arboreal giants cut down, especially when there's no real evidence of disease or wind damage, etc. This was one of at least a dozen mature trees that had been cut down in one small section of the TBG. The ones I felt the worst about were several towering sassafras trees, some of the tallest ones I'd ever seen. Irreplaceable.
Taken April 9, 2019, edited April 10, and uploaded April 11.
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