Tuesday, 18 March 2008

When - oh when?

Following a recent walk to one of our favorite haunts, I saw a section of forest that had been felled. The forest was a crop plantation and it had been mature enough to cut for paper pulping for some years. I was curious to know when the trees were planted so I took a photograph of a cut stump.
The count of rings put the date of the sapling to 1955, probably a year or two earlier than this for the initial seedling. Those trees were as old as me!

The usual process of planting requires the land to be fallow for a few years before a new crop of tree saplings are planted out. I wonder if I will see the next harvest of this forest patch?

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