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Pine Skeletons

June 7, 2012

Pine trees do not like salt water. These are the skeletons remaining of this once fully-wooded island. The hurricanes of the previous decade, especially 2004 & 2005, devastated this little barrier island.

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After eight years, finally vegetation is almost back to normal. The trees, however, take much longer to regrow.

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Funny thing, salt water doesn’t kill Live Oaks.

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DH says I was a mountain goat or a bird in a former life – I always climb to the highest point available.

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The great birds are using the skeletons for nesting now.

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