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WILLIAMS WOODS WINDSTORM June 27, 2007

Posted by thenaturalist in Winds.
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An intense windstorm that blew through the Nature Conservancy’s Williams Woods Natural Area in Charlotte on June 27, 2007 decapitated 300-year-old swamp white oaks and uprooted 100-year-old white pines. In swaths of the 63-acre woods, pines and red maples were snapped like matchsticks, their tops in green heaps on the ground while the shattered trunks still stood. The Nature Conservancy intends to let regeneration follow its natural course. (Candace Page, Burlington Free Press, 7/8/07)

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