Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

Conservation Through Community

(518) 712-9211 | info@rensselaerplateau.org

Postal: PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

Office: 17 Old Route 66, Averill Park, NY 12018

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Background photo: Nate Simms

Cut or dead fall?

One big clue is that no log is left behind. It is also cut at a height off the ground. Deadfall tends to break at ground level where rotting begins. Live trees tend to break midway up the trunk where forces are greatest. The black charcoal mat fungus indicates that this must be a maple, beech or elm stump and in this case most likely red maple.