Tree Down at Douglas Preserve

Monday, April 8, 2013
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— For those of us who loved to walk along the bluffs, pausing here and there to look down at those on the beach, gaze at the islands in the distance and slowly make our way west to the far point where you could lean against the gnarled old cypress tree and enjoy the sun’s last dip into the ocean, the tree is no more.

By Ray Ford

The lone cypress at sunset, always there as a comfortable companion while enjoying the sunset views.

Last night, the fierce winds that began to pick up momentum just after sunset blew down the cypress tree. Thanks to Alisa Reino, who shared this picture with us, the cypress is now resting on its side. It will be missed.


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sbsavage (anonymous profile)
April 8, 2013 at 9:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe we could plant a baby cypress there to eventually replace the tree that died?

blackpoodles (anonymous profile)
April 9, 2013 at 9:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I know someone that mills local down trees. He could mill the wood and turn it into benches to sit on and watch the setting sun.

dontoasthecoast (anonymous profile)
April 10, 2013 at 7:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Stand with me against changing the micro-habitat that the fallen tree will provide insects and animals. (although, let's trim it out with some faux revival tiles and have an annual parade with white people dressed as Mexicans dressed as Spaniards!!!) ((and dress our dogs up too)) (((and say "dude"))) ((((and be provincial))))

lovechop (anonymous profile)
April 10, 2013 at 7:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I like the ideas of planting a new tree for future generations and using the wood from the existing tree for benches, etc.

passagerider (anonymous profile)
April 10, 2013 at 2:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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