I live in Panama City, Florida, which, if you didn’t know, is STILL recovering from a hurricane that swept through in 2018. The property behind my home was a huge swamp/marsh-land with forested areas. I could look out over the fence in my backyard and see dense packets of huge trees. After the hurricane, what trees were left were either splintered in half, or else stripped, like the one in the photograph below.

One of the benefits, I suppose, is that with the death of these trees, bird life has found a way. Just as an example, a family of red-headed woodpeckers has moved into this particular tree, though the space is often contested.

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