19 Feb '11, 11am

Was the tree damage at Mandai Forest really a carnage? by @sivasothi Can our tiny forests survive such beatings?

Lekowala , Ladybug and myself went down to take look at the damage inflicted by the 11th February 2011 storm on Mandai forest and were awed. It is with good reason that my students aren’t allowed to stay in the forest during a storm. And to think Ladybug had been complaining about her sunflower seeds being decapitated by Xylo the cat. Here, windstorms had twisted and decapitated 15-25-metre trees. Everyone’s sad as our forest can’t take too much of a beating, really, they’re already such itsy-bitsy fragments. So it was “carnage”, as The Ubinator described! To put it in perspective, I used one of Adrian’s photos from today and a Google Map Street View photo from ?some years ago. Click the images for the larger views and you’ll realise why the naturalists are all sighing. Pre-storm image from Google Maps The carnage this afternoon, 19 Feb 2011 Eventually we’ll post more phot...

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