Thank you very much for giving your voice to the trees! I don’t know what more I can do for them but I noticed something else that concerns me.
I’ve heard it happens regularly, and it’s not that big; but the logjam doubled over-night…
When I was about eight my father took me swimming in a beaver’s pond. At one point the force of the water going over the dam pinned me against his body. If he had faltered, we would both have gone over. That day I learned, intimately, the power of moving water.
Combine that force with the weight of the logs and you have some kilotons of damage poised on the brink. The water is rising high this year, sending more deadwood downriver.
If we handle it, we have a better chance of mitigating damage; and the sooner we start, the more manageable it will be. Surely that amount of weight on the supports is not good for the bridge!
Awareness changes everything, and speaking up about something can change the onus, I believe. Knowing about this, but not attending to it; would that make those responsible for maintenance of the bridge liable for downstream damages?
Bless you, and all you do…
aka SonLight Sparkling on the Waters