Heartwood Heartwood This tree trunk was 20″ in diameter one-third of its height from the top above where the lightning struck it. It’s a wild black cherry, so the cherry wood is beautiful, but for a tree with such dense grain it splintered with the force of the lightning, and shards of bark are all over the streets. This is part of what fell in my neighbor’s yard, which was essentially half the top of the tree; the trunk had split years ago and the tree had two tops. The top of the tree, just a pile of branches. Even the doe looks shocked at the scene. Either that or she’s following me. Or she wants to be a model and likes to have her picture taken. Even the doe is surprised. . . . . . . . For a print of any photo, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms. All images in this post are copyright © Bernadette E. Kazmarski and may not be used without prior written permission. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Please Don’t Eat the GeraniumsRudbeckia After the Rain 0 Comments Whoa! 🙁 So sad. Loading... Reply I think she might be okay. She’s a tough old tree! And there have to be wild black cherries for the Baltimore oriole to eat. Loading... Reply Godspeed to her restitution! 🙂 Best wishes, Uncle Tree Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.