Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cedar Of All Seasons

Because today is a day off, I don't have any new photos to show you. Instead, I will share with you an idea that my sister had. This is a very unique tree that seems to captivate people that come to Troy. I think it looks like it will walk away any day now. The tree is a Cedar. You may have cedar chips in your closet to protect from insects and to provide a nice aroma. The wood from young cedars is also sometimes used for fence posts because of its rot resistant wood. That quality is probably what lets this tree remain standing after years and years of flood and drought and rapidly changing water levels. I hope you enjoy this collage of the neat Cedar Tree.

I also want to note a correction to information that I had given you last week. I talked about the Gopher Tortoise being a species of special concern. Its status has been changed to Threatened, which is more severe. Here are the limitations according to that status:
Rule 68A-27.004: The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is hereby declared to be threatened, and shall be afforded the protective provisions specified in this paragraph. No person shall take, attempt to take, pursue, hunt, harass, capture, possess, sell or transport any gopher tortoise or parts thereof or their eggs, or molest, damage, or destroy gopher tortoise burrows, except as authorized by Commission permit or when complying with Commission approved guidelines for specific actions which may impact gopher tortoises and their burrows. A gopher tortoise burrow is a tunnel with a cross-section that closely approximates the shape of a gopher tortoise. Permits will be issued based upon whether issuance would further management plan goals and objectives.

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