Last night, something trashed one of our Aspens. There are three in a triangle, but only this one was destroyed.
These two pictures are from the front and back of what is left of the stump.
This is the bottom of the top part. The tree was about 12 feet tall.
These are 5 pieces stripped from the tree.
I can not find any teeth marks on any of the pieces. A beaver would have cut the tree and taken it, but it was just laying on its side. The 5 pieces were scattered in an area of about 15 feet.
It looks like something maliciously trashed it and just walked away. Why one and not all three?