Monday, April 6, 2015

A Slice of Wood Reveals All

 
A wooded area adjacent to Indian Creek in Cedar Rapids is being cleared for flood protection reasons. Part of the clearing activity is the harvesting of trees. These two mid sized trunks are being piled for removal. Their inner rings reveal the history of the flood prone area.
 

What is unclear is whether these two trees were once involved in a fire. The burnt orange ring is either evidence of a fire, disease, water or an over heated chain saw.