life_in_maine_snagsIt was a gray winter day yesterday. I came across this snag, a dead standing tree. Snags have very little use to the human residents of a forest as they are usually too rotten to have any value for lumber or even firewood, but they do have great value to the other residents and the forest itself. As you can see, the snag is a great feeding post for our woodpeckers and flickers. When the tree finally falls, it will act as water storage for the forest. Click on the image for a larger view.