We drove up to this park and noticed a blow down after a recent storm. All the other trees withstood the storm but this one didn't. What was the cause of the weakness? Sometimes you will see whole rootwads pulled up. This tree just snapped at the stem.
The stem does not look that bad. There did not seem to be any rot. Basswood is a lighter wood than other trees. It would do better with other trees than to stand by itself.
Here is what is left in the ground.
Leaf and fruiting leaf of basswood.
Romans 12:3 "For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God as allotted to each a measure of faith."
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