Pine Needles and Other Lethal Dangers


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)



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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