Saturday, April 30, 2011

how old was the executed tree?

In Ft. Myer Heights Park sits the lifeless stump of a large, old tree executed on April 21, 2011.  How old was that tree when it was executed?  Because the Ode Street Tribune believes in participatory journalism, we ask you to investigate and report.  Please file your report in the comments below.  To help persons unable to travel to Ft. Myer Heights Park for an onsite investigation, we've posted an image of the stump above.  Click on the image to see a higher-resolution image.

Update:  Fifteen years after the tree was planted, its growth seems to have decreased sharply.   Can anyone explain this development? 


Anonymous said...

It is interesting to note that the width of the rings changed dramatically about fifteen years after the tree was planted. Can the research department
at the Ode Street Tribune determine what happened at that time.

Douglas Galbi said...

The Ode Street Tribune's Research Department has addressed this issue. See above.