All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

A beaver-eaten tree on the Bluff Trail at Norris Dam State Park. Beavers eat the bark, not the wood. Their gnawing can be fatal to the tree if they girdle the tree by eating through the bark all the way around the trunk. The tree will starve to death w...
A beaver-eaten tree on the Bluff Trail at Norris Dam State Park. Beavers eat the bark, not the wood. Their gnawing can be fatal to the tree if they girdle the tree by eating through the bark all the way around the trunk. The tree will starve to death when it loses its' phloem layer which transports the sap.

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