Trees on Ramailau


Trees on the mountain

Dead trees on Ramailau

There are dead trees all over the place near the top on Mt. Ramailau. They have been ringed around the trunk with a deep groove.

That is done sometimes to get the timber to dry in a straight shape before the trees are felled.

They must have been part of a long ago logging operation that ended for some reason and left the trees standing in the wind.

It looks like they were abandoned over a hundred years ago because they are weathered and almost seem petrified.

hatobulico_034Maybe they are remnants of an old sandalwood logging operation that went bust. It is kind of a mystery.

If anyone knows something about this, I would be interested in hearing about it.

Thanks. Comments below

Mt Ramailau – East Timor

Nov 5, 2006

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