Bondi Resort Blog

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tree Tops

Before the leaves come out in the spring, you get a great view of the structure of our trees.

Most of our apple trees have snapped off branches up high. These are called "bear nests" and are created by bears in the fall, climbing up the tree to get the apples. Being too big to climb all the way, the bear stops part way, wedging comfortably into a fork in the branches. The high branch is then pulled in to the bear, and the apple stripped off. In the process, branches snap. Sometimes in a big tree, the bear can layer in enough broken branches that they themselves become a platform where the bear can sit and reach even higher.

But this is spring, and there are no apples to bring the bears to the apple trees. Now that our snow is essentially ALL gone except for the northern slopes, we're seeing plenty of birds, and the maple trees are about to blossom. And sometimes, like today in the gorgeous sunshine, a strange blossom appears in the top of the apple tree at Nancy's house. Achmed... he LOVES to climb!

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