This has been a bad year for the trees on our property—first we lost the pine, and now a big old arbutus. We noticed it was leaning in the afternoon of the day of the storm—not fallen, but only because it had gotten hung up on another tree.
Good thing for us, too—if it hadn’t hung up it would have taken out a section of our fence and probably a gate.
So out went the call, in came the guys with the chain saws, and now it’s down and most of it has been carted away. They left some—what I’ve photographed here—for me to play with, along with a warning that if I want to carve it, do so now—after a year it will be hard as rock.
So maybe I’ll find a carving challenge, if I can find any time. That’s something I’ve never done but always rather hankered to try.
Not as much to photograph with the arbutus as with the pine—lichens don’t grow on it. But… it stays elegant even as it gets older.
Sure is pretty wood.