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Rockport Beach Leaves

3/18/21

Natural Pruning

 

Adventure Location: Decatur, Al.

Adventure Date: 3-18-2021

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Weather report.

The bad north Alabama weather was mostly a little south of us by about 40 miles. Those folks go much worse weather than we did. We got some 45-50 gusts of wind and LOTS of rain.



During the walk this morning we got to check out the damage in this area. It was a bit over 4 miles of walking.



The golf course has lots of low spots on it. Each one was its own lake like this one.





This fallen tree is like many of them around the area. It had been dead and decaying for years and it was time to come down by natural pruning.





As we made our way around the chosen meandering route we saw some healthy looking branches on occasion that had been naturally pruned.





Many places along the river front portions of the trail have dead trees that have been needing to be taken down for trail safety. Here is one of them we do not need to worry about again. The stump was at the edge of the gravel for the trail.





On around the bend was this tall long dead tree. It did not come down but all the dead bark was blown off of it. The bark pieces were scattered all around the area. It looked funny standing there all naked.





Most of today's walk was done on the paved road looping through the Point Mallard Park facilities. Why? Because lots of spots on the gravel trail had a few inches of water covering it.




The water was only 3-4 inches deep this morning and likely has soaked into the dirt and disappeared by tonight.



During the trip for lunch and supper, one big baked potato split between the two meals, the OFM looked for serious damage and found none. Naturally the flimsy or worn out structures showed some damage but nothing of significance.



One thing for sure, running around checking on damage from natural events is NOT a great way of trying to have tooooo much fun.





1 comment:

  1. Better that Nature did its own pruning so there were no injuries caused.
    Being able to say you were not injured is a good way of having tooooo much fun.
    Be Safe around those tornados and Enjoy.

    It's about time.

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