DRIPS AND DROPS
The middle of the latest Pacific storm to dampen the area is working its way through and while the Central Coast is an intense green, some of our old Monterey Pines are dying. Crews are working and dropping them to the ground before they come down in a wind, possibly striking a home or power lines.
I could view this old tree everyday. In better health it sometimes resembled the cartoon character Marvin. Now it and a neighboring pine are being trimmed to be brought down.
The crew braved a strong wind and light sprinkles.
As you can see, branches are trimmed, making the work more safe.
In the top right you can see a branch falling.
After which it is chopped and mulched and will be used by gardeners and landscapers.
It is an element in the natural cycle, though we can grow attached to trees. They become
a part of our daily reality and so we will miss them.
But this is an area with great sensitivity to the pine, and in most cases new trees will be planted where the old stood.
ANOTHER BIT OF NATURE AND IN THIS CASE SPECTACULAR
This is a marvelous trailer for a BBC program. It runs about 3:30 and is worth the time.
I suggest you watch it in a full screen mode by clicking on the Youtube icon.
See you down the trail.