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Friday, February 15, 2013
Today Village Creek was back in trickle mode.
About a quarter mile from the Village Creek Natural Historical Area's Dottie Lynn Parkway parking lot I came to the trail blockage you see in the picture.
I assumed this trail blockage was caused by wind.
Upon closer examination I saw that my initial assumption was incorrect. Me making an incorrect assumption does not happen all that often. Usually no more than once or twice a day do I find I've made an erroneous assumption.
What knocked down this tree was not the wind, but the hand of man, with that hand of man using a chain saw, sawing the tree off about 4 feet from the ground.
Was this vandalism? If it was the Arlington park people who cut down the tree I doubt they would leave it on the ground, blocking the paved trail.
But, why would someone haul a chainsaw to this location to do some random tree vandalizing? That also seems unlikely.
I suspect I will never know the answer to this perplexing mystery.