What this recycled article neglected to mention is that the surrounding forests have become unnaturally combustible because of a lack of management after clear cut timber harvesting more than a century ago. This combustibility contributed to the destructiveness of the CZU Fire last summer. This article conforms to the Horridculture meme for Wednesday.
There will be no more updates after this last one for the dead box elders that had been leaning onto the historic Felton Covered Bridge. ( https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/135014809/posts/747 ) They are gone. A pile of logs and some debris are all that remain.
Because the area is a protected riparian zone, the remaining debris and logs may have been left there intentionally, as an important component to the ecosystem. Nearby dead trunks that will not reach the Bridge when they fall also remain, as well as many other larger dead box elders several yards upstream.
For now, the Felton Covered Bridge is reasonably safe from falling trees.
We can only hope it stays that way.
Environmentalism has a way of complicating things.
Environmentalism should be more concerned with prioritizing the natural ecosystem than preserving vegetation that is interfering with it. Much of the exotic (non-native) underbrush and even a few exotic…
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