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Coun Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for the environment and public realm, said: "The Alice in Wonderland tree sculpture was an innovative way of extending the life of a dead tree, but it's life was always going to be limited.
The dead tree sculpture was widely ridiculed when it was installed earlier this year, but the elephant in a Viking longboat and new seating areas have proved more popular.
The pictures taken by a reader at around 3pm of a dead tree beside the A171 Nunthorpe to Guisborough road, which he thought looked like the Grim Reaper, above and inset.
Three live trees did not have a dead tree visible to the surveyors.
Health and Safety inspector Bruno Porter said: "I think it all happened instantly; as that live tree started to fall, the dead tree slid down and hit Mr Etheridge.
Hemlocks can regenerate under a very dense forest canopy and can survive in the understory for decades waiting for a space to naturally open in the canopy by a fallen of dead tree.
Ashton, to "The Value of Dead Tree Bases and Stumpholes as Habitat for Wildlife" by D.
In a swampy forest clearing, a female gorilla yanked a roughly 3-foot-long branch from a dead tree and waded into a deep pool of water.
Combining the archeological with the poetic, Fischer confronts transience and longevity, issues that have haunted art for much of the past half-century, from Rauschenberg's rotted, mud-covered canvases and the Earthworks of Nancy Holt (incidentally Smithson's wife), to Meg Webster's plant works and Mark Dion's Vivarium, 2002-2003 (an homage to Smithson's Dead Tree, 1969).
Fred Swanson, a Forest Service geologist at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon, says scientists surveying the devastated landscape following the 1980 eruption were struck by how dead tree snags and fallen logs--so-called "legacy structures"--provided invaluable refuge for the surviving plants and animals while simultaneously serving as base stations for colonizing species.