Why it is vitally important to conserve both live and fallen/snag culturally modified trees (and include a protective buffer)

Here is what I have discovered now that I notice, and/or follow culturally modified trees and then use the publicly available LIDAR maps to check if there is any subsurface engineered landscape (Note that I do no excavation so rely on tree falls, road cuts and erosion to determine subsurface geology).

  1. Flat foundation mounds - dwelling nature unknown but road cuts show most of these mounds consist of siltstone boulders and quartz chunks and pebbling. There are usually dozens of the rectangular mounds lining only one side of the main trail and often canoe drag lines can be seen leading to them in the field and on the LIDAR
  2. Harbours below the foundation mounds. Often the harbours are long dried up and very ancient.
  3. Tracks of mixed siltstone quartz and granite chunks leading between monumental mounds and ancient harbours. These seem to be a way to keep water flowing all seasons using piezoelectricity. The monumental mounds may have been for water storage
  4. ...more ↓
Posted on October 03, 2022 15:33 by marymacaulay marymacaulay | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Culturally modified trees included in this project:
Trail Trees, snags and deadfall;
Trees with knife markings indicating harvested for bark, sap, or medicine
Burl trees; other modified trees including trees pollarded for nut harvest or burial scaffolds

marymacaulay created this project on February 28, 2022
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