25 March 2014

Root wedging: examples from Maryland and Texas

Posted by Callan Bentley

While I’m showing photos from last week’s Billy Goat Trail field trips (3 in total), let me share a striking example of root wedging from Olmstead Island, on the walkway out to see Great Falls:


And, since I meant to get back to blogging about west Texas this week, here’s another example of the same process, seen with a different kind of tree in different sorts of rocks, in the Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas:


Both examples are in national parks – another commonality!