Snag

snag
After 80 years this snag is showing its age
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Some might choose to call this a stump, because after all it is the lower part of a dead tree. However I have chosen to apply the term 'snag' to it, on the assumption and belief that it is probably broken off instead of sawed off. The virgin timber was harvested out of this area in the latter part of the 1920's. Fallers of the day often left stumps fairly high because they were sawing by hand and you had less to cut if you got above the butt swell, and it cut easier above the butt bind any way, but the typical stumps in this area were perhaps 4 feet high, and this is clearly much more than that, leaving me to believe that this was a broken off tree, ergo a snag.

Additional information: see Wikpedia - Douglas Fir

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