|This picture shows the trunk of the maple tree that has died.|
You can see that the bark has been removed all around it at its base.
|In this closeup of the base of the tree you can see the extent of the removal|
of the tree's bark. With bark removed all around the trunk of the tree it
|This photograph is as close to the firefighter's point as I could manage without|
using a ladder or some other means of getting up to the level of his eyes.
What you see in this picture, without the peripheral vision is what he sees.