Walking Among (Dead) Giants, OH

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Walking Among (Dead) Giants, OH

Post by edfrank » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:08 pm

Walking Among Giants
Standing adjacent to the rim of a cavern in Hocking county remains a enormous hull of a tree. Towering perhaps 60 feet above the forest floor, one feels the presence of this giant as if it were still a living being. Being dwarfed by its majesty, Jim Davidson gives scale to the remains. This American Chestnut, Castenea dentata, was undoubtedly a victim of the Chestnut blight which ravished trees from 1904-1940's forever changing the landscape of America.
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Re: Walking Among (Dead) Giants, OH

Post by Rand » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:13 pm

Huh, I wonder where that one is hiding. Most stream valleys down there end in a semi-recessed cliff and a hollow, so it could be about anywhere.

Regardless I haven't seen very many sprout around that area either. There used to be a small tree growing between the two big hemlocks facing lower falls but that tree disappeared some time ago.

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