Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The log

It's been fun discovering some of the flora on this old log at Bosque Santa Lúcia. I wish I could show you the log in its entirety but it's much too big for that. I'm sure that if I were to measure the length of this old piquiá log, it would be more than 40 meters long. Imagine the tree with branches and crown. It must have been a giant! The deforestation of primary forest in this area started almost one-hundred years ago. There are still a few old timers around who remember when Poço Branco and the region was full of majestic trees and wild animals. There's not much of that left now but as long as that old piquiá log remains on the Bosque grounds, it's testimony to the fact that it existed. It's part of the history!

1 comment:

GingerV said...

this brought to mind the petrified forests in Northestern Arizona. 225 million years ago - when arizona laid across the equator - there was a forest of trees --http://www.nps.gov/pefo/planyourvisit/upload/TreestoStone2006.pdf