Mar 26-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: March: Mar 26-11
Tree circles    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bill Haller
Slowly melting away    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bill Haller
Another sign of spring    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bill Haller

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 06:04 am:

When you mention signs that spring is just around the corner, you automatically think of dirty snow, robins returning, buckets hanging from trees to collect the sap, etc., but Bill Haller sent in a different sign that you might not always notice... tree circles. That's right, I said tree circles... those are the indentations around the trunk of the tree, from the sun warming the bark and melting the snow around it in a circle. When the Keweenaw winter is in full swing, you don't see this phenomenon, but when spring is waiting in the wings, it starts to appear. Any time now Spring, we're waiting!

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 06:33 am:

I was checking that out down here one day....all the tree trunks were exposed.....grass in a circle around each trunk was showing. Come on Spring! (Mud season!)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 07:36 am:

Good picture.

By Diane C. Price (Czepyhashroom) on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 08:38 am:

What an interesting sign of Spring, I hope it arrives soon for you guys! We've been having sunny skies and temps around 80 for the Spring breakers to enjoy here in the Tampa Bay area. Enjoy your weekend.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 11:49 am:

I've been seeing 'tree circles' for years but never thought about the reason. Simple but interesting. Snow predicted for parts of Ohio tomorrow.....hope the prognosticators are wrong!

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