Outlasting Many Forest Generations

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Outlasting Many Forest GenerationsMichigan cabin

Generally trees are a long term thing and abandoned cabins are very short lived.

Many of the forest trees we work with are long lived species that live to be over a hundred years old before they start to show signs of the end.

And often when a cabin is abandoned in this area of Upper Michigan, the snow caves in the roof and nature quickly absorbs it.

But it seems to be the inverse in this situation on the Yellow Dog Plain in Marquette County.

Here we have a short lived tree type, Jack Pine, which lives a mere 40 to 60 years before it is time to be replaced with a new generation.

And here we also have a cabin built by people who are long gone which has withstood the Northern Winters due to the steep pitch of the roof and better than average craftsmanship.

I wonder how many more generations of this forest will live and die before this cabin melts into the ground as so many others do in this region.

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Hannah Williams
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Bob Crane  it is like the houses in Europe that were built centuries ago and still stand ...there are homes in cities  here that collapse ..go figure

Oct 21, 2015 01:04 PM #1
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Bob Crane That is interesting.  i have taken photos of the old homes in the mountains of Wyoming with the roofs caved in and rapidly rotting away.

Oct 21, 2015 01:29 PM #2
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I miss the natural trees of the forest. Grateful when I see natural habitat that has not been tampered with. It is becoming less in less in favor of development here.

Oct 21, 2015 01:51 PM #3
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There's something about an abandoned house in the woods that sparks the imagination. Your picture is miles away from this one in the Sierra Nevadas that I took a few days ago, but the feelings both pictures evoke are similar.

abandoned house in the Sierras

Oct 21, 2015 03:10 PM #4
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Good morning Bob. You are right for sure, it stands proud after facing and taking on all the weather and people for so many years. Thanks for sharing the photo.

Oct 21, 2015 07:10 PM #5
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 Good Thursday morning Bob. Every now and then we do see structures that defy nature. Thanks for sharing the photo. I really enjoyed many of my bike tours through the Yooper of Michigan.

Oct 21, 2015 07:21 PM #6
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If those walls could only talk...Wow, What a tale they could spin

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Good morning Bob. This story is eerily moving. I enjoyed your observations and the picture.

Oct 21, 2015 11:50 PM #8
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What a pretty sight!  I like how you end the post too...very deep!

Oct 22, 2015 12:01 AM #9
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Bob Crane Yeah nature always wins in the long run. Yet that one ins hanging in there.

Oct 22, 2015 12:47 AM #10
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Bob I learned something new from your blog.  I always thought most trees would live for hundreds of years unless they encountered some kind of disease.  But according to your blog their life expectancy is much shorter.

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Thanks for this perspective, Bob.  I never really thought of cabins outliving trees or the other wat around for that matter.

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