Trees Down in Modoc Preserve
By an edhat reader
I heard a big crash one night this week and told my husband that sounded like a tree. He thought I was hearing things, and I went out with flashlight in the rain to look around, but could not see anything out of place.
Next a.m. I got a call from him that there WAS a tree down across the street in Modoc preserve. In fact there are two very old/tall trees down with about 4-5ft diameter trunks.
I spoke to the guys that are chopping them up today to see if they found any nests as I often heard owls hooting from that vicinity and have also seen hawks in the canopies. Glad for the rain, but sad for our previously thirsty and dying trees (and their dwellers such as woodpeckers). Wish I would have snapped a picture before they were chopped up. I am saving a piece to memorialize our time here as we are moving out of the county after 20 yrs here.