And in this other close-up photo of the same cedar stump, you can see where little bugs lived and ate their way through, making interesting little tunnels as they went. I wonder where they went after the tree was cut down. Maybe they had already abandoned their little tunnel homes when the tree way dying. And I couldn't count the "age rings" on this tree like I can on a pine to tell how old it is. But I remember how big and tall it was for all the 30-odd years we've lived here, so I grieved for losing a pretty old cedar which had given the birds shelter from the hot sun or winter cold rains for so long. Not to mention the oxygen trees give us; or the carbon dioxide they absorb to clean our air. And the many Christmases that I snatch off a few soft cedar greens to decorate with, and that smell so great!
Can you tell I'm a "tree hugger" kind of person?! Heh, heh.........everybody please go plant a tree somewhere this year.........the environment and birds will thank you for many years to come.