Seaside Sleeping Tree Trunk
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by chelsey mccaw
On the calm shores of Carr Inlet lies the decaying trunk of an uprooted Douglas Fir. Beginning in the spring of last year, these magnificent trees began to show signs of distress in Kopachuck State Park. An outbreak of laminated root rot has spread throughout the forest grounds. This disease sneakily creeps up on firs. At one moment, they stand tall and healthy, and the next moment, they abruptly fall over. This year, hundreds of Douglas Firs have become infected with this disease, and the park campgrounds have been closed for public safety.
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler
Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!