Pine Needles and Other Lethal Dangers

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It is amazing that a very light pine needle can pierce leaves.

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These Loblolly Pine needles can enter at any angle.

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And go through any thickness of leaf like little darts coming from above.  Too many needles might be lethal to a small plant or creature, but would just be annoying to anything large.

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Also, as it turns out, some larger things can fall from trees.  I walked by this “young” tree a couple of times thinking I didn’t quite remember it being there.  Finally, after looking closer, I realized it was a tree limb that had been driven into the ground hard enough to stand on its own.  This projectile from above could definitely be lethal. (Currently calculating the odds)

 

 

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14 Comments on “Pine Needles and Other Lethal Dangers”

  1. You seem to live in a particularly projectile-prone place.

  2. The individual fronds of Royal Palms weigh 70 pounds! I try to avoid parking under them.

  3. Ann Coleman says:

    Wow! That must have been some storm. Hope your house is okay…

  4. Chloris says:

    Goodness, you live dangerously. Lovely to have so many trees though.

  5. Sheryl says:

    The pictures are wonderful. I knew that pine needles sometimes feel sharp when I brush up against a tree, but it’s fascinating that they are able to go through leaves.

  6. Tina says:

    Lovely, though maybe dangerous(?) trees!


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