Panorama: large tree fall

Title Info
Common name Pine, white
Scientific name Pinus strobus
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Forests
Forests Temperate mixed forest
Change over time Disturbance
Disturbance Other
Lessons Nature preserves; Panoramas
Date September 09, 2007
Location William Cullen Bryant Estate,Cummington,Massachusetts,USA,North America
Panorama of Large tree fall in Massachusetts forest
Related materials: Panoramas
You may want to discuss with your students how different types of disturbance affect ecosystem structure and how they alter ecosystem functioning.

Panorama Viewing: Click the "View Panorama" button to see an interactive panorama. Click and drag your mouse in any direction to view other parts of the scene; press the Shift key to zoom in to see details and press Ctrl to zoom out.
We recommend using the Deval VR viewer for seeing panoramas that do NOT have sound and the QuickTime viewer for panoramas WITH sound.

When a large tree falls in the forest, it often brings down many other trees as well. This huge white pine did a lot of damage to surrounding trees when it came down. It was raining hard at this time, and the thunder approached to less than a mile away.