Consider this post to be a companion to yesterday’s post. What you see above is the base of the trunk of the tree I wrote about then.
If you look again at that photo from yesterday, you can see a hump at the bast of the trunk, on the side opposite to the direction the tree is leaning. I suspect that some time in the past this was a double-trunked tree and through some catastrophe the trunk on the west side was snapped off near the base. The part of the tree that was lost has long since turned back into soil.
What you see above then is where the tree has grown over the scare, resulting in this fantastic, knotty hump. I’m not sure how comfortable it would be to sit on, but it should allow scampering children a head start up the tree to the fort that will be awaiting them above.
- The Missouri Natural Events Calendar is blank for today.