The Living Stump

On my recent trip to Oregon, I stopped at the Rogue River Gorge. And there I saw...


I did not snap a picture, but fortunately I could borrow one from El Sylvan's Flickr set.

The Living Stump is the remnant of a tree whose roots became symbiotically intertwined with a neighboring tree. So that when one tree was cut down, the partner tree continued to nourish the stump, which did not decay as any other chopped-down tree might be expected to.

Yes, folks, this is A ZOMBIE TREE!
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 13, 2008
     Category: Celebrities | Death | Nature | Photography and Photographers | Regionalism

Fuzzfoot--that's pretty darn funny!
Posted by Paul on 09/13/08 at 03:27 PM
Steve--that is odd--and the way it developed that new bark on top.
Posted by Paul on 09/13/08 at 03:28 PM
Mohawk Warrior--is your brother known for his a)truncated height; b) barkiness; c) parasitism; or d) all of the above?
Posted by Paul on 09/14/08 at 10:00 AM
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