How low can it go before it falls?
First, a throw back to two years ago… changing water levels in the pond worked to carve out the earth under the roots. Alligator action might have played a role, too.
The smaller branches long gone, some kind of vegetation hid the base over this past summer.
At the beginning of October:
A couple of weeks later that cavity beneath the tree had collapsed.
I’m hoping the tree will stay around even after it collapses to serve as a perch for the wading and water birds.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC