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St. Vincent Vignettes: Tall Tales of Maritime Forests

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Uploaded on Dec 21, 2008

Chopping through one of the densest woods on the planet with a dull hand axe is no mean feat. Vrogy, a young "wood be" Paul Bunyon, nearly bites off more than he can chew, when he carries out improvised road-clearing chores on a fallen St. Vincent NWR maritime live oak. Before the advent of metal shipmaking, bent oak timbers, such as these, comprised the hull of the USS Constitution of "Old Ironsides" fame. She was so called because canonballs would bounce off her tough wooden hull! Now retired from their "naval" careers, the oaks of the maritime forests on this Florida barrier island still play a vital ecological role, serving as important wildlife habitat and watershed protection for the refuge's natural communities. For modern human visitors, the moss-draped oaks and shaded walking trails provide unique and ever-changing "wildscapes" that inspire! Hope you enjoy this light-hearted view.

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