Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dead Tree

The trees in Bryce Canyon are in a tenuous relationship with the landscape. Much of the area is either sandstone or eroded sandstone. The rock formations are created by the hundreds of freezes and thaws per year -- erosion happens relatively quickly. So there are many trees whose roots were clearly deeply embedded in the sandstone many years ago, but now hold their grip with just a few root branches.


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