This tree, along the Lost Mine Trail, has experienced more root erosion than is typical of neighboring trees. It is located in a small clearing and I suspect that the clearing-out of the area just below the tree contributes to solifluction, the down-slope movement of heavily water-laden soil and rocks during periods of rain and run-off (if I’m correctly remembering college geology).
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