Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Crashing Green

Deering Oaks has suffered another fatality in the wake of the weeks of downpours that Portland has been subjected to. One of the grand oak trees that grace its grassy slopes has fallen. The slope it was on became too waterlogged to hold it in place any longer, and without the additional depth necessary in its roots, the great titan toppled.

This happened over the weekend, and I discovered it on my way to work Monday morning. Poor tree! I paid it a visit and said farewell. I took this photo on my way to work this morning while it was still lying in state. Click on the image to view a larger version. The fallen tree is lying across the path to the right of the photo, with its branches extended into the reedy neck of the duckpond.

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