Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Beaver's Tree Selection

 Beavers are very selective when it comes to what tree they choose to "fell" or cut down.

 Picture from Washington Post
A beaver will use a particular tree for a particular reason.  Larger mature trees will be used to form the basis of a dam. A young, second growth tree is used for food. And broad-leaved trees are felled in order to encourage food to regrow closer to their reach.

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