Pine Needles and Other Lethal DangersPosted: November 17, 2015
It is amazing that a very light pine needle can pierce leaves.
These Loblolly Pine needles can enter at any angle.
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.
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)