|Green is bottom of bowl and is flat. Charcoal gray is sloped (sides). Blue pattern is flat-ridge-rim. Red arrow is the direction of the prevailing wind. Black lines are property boundaries.|
I was doing "release" cutting at the south end of my property in a bowl shaped depression. The entire bowl from edge-of-rim to edge-of-rim is about two acres. Today I was cutting on the west side of the bowl.
Unfortunately, my property line gives me very little of the bottom of the bowl and of the sides or rim that on the windward side. The property south of me is grazed. In spite of its small size, deer like to bed down in the tiny sliver of bowl-bottom that is on my property.
|Reposted for convenience. Green triangles are spruce. Acorns are oak. Orange ellipses are persimmons. Brown ellipses are Black Walnuts.|
I have White Spruce planted along the west side of the rim that is on my property.
|This photo is after release cutting. You can see the spruce trees. Young oak trees in the foreground.|
|Here is a "before" picture.|
|Swamp White Oak (Q. bicolor). These photos showing the distinctive flaking bark.|
|Bur Oak (Q. macrocarpa). These photos showing the distinctive 'corky' bark that makes this species highly resistant to fire damage. Bur Oak and Swamp White Oak are closely related.|
|NM-6 hybrid poplar.|
|Gratuitous photo of Mahonia aquafolium|
|Kubota and Big D delivered the trimmings to The Wildside Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for the two beaver they are rehabilitating. I may have mentioned (cough, cough) that the volunteers at the Wildside were mostly young and beautiful and girls.|