West Peak / Metacomet Trail - Shaved Tree
This section of the trail moves inward from the ridge, into an area with noticeable tree damage, mostly from low fires and storms. This particular tree has had a limb broken away so smoothly as to look almost as if it has been shaved with a table saw. This is probably a consequence of the wood grain, as the limb is about fifteen feet above the ground, but it is not impossible that a broken limb was removed by man.
The rough triangular area near the top of the break is probably the knot that represents the wood of the other limb, which did not break away.