An interesting and common example of these concepts in the Adirondacks is nurse logs. A nurse log is a fallen, decaying tree upon which other trees are growing. The saplings growing on a nurse log take nutrients from it, feeding upon it long before it has had time to rot and turn to soil.
So, how do nurse logs prevent erosion?
Enriching the Soil As the wood decays, nutrients are recycled back into the soil. Fallen logs also stabilize soils and reduce erosion by wind and rain.
Beside above, what is a nursery log?
A large fallen tree on which other trees and plants sprout as the wood decays, with the roots of the seedlings often straddling the log as they grow toward the soil. ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Noun.
What role do nurse trees play in their habitats?
These downed trees are called “nurse logs” because they provide a habitat for many organisms. Nurse logs provide nutrients that nourish the soil and help other trees and plants grow. Often times moss, ferns and small trees grow on top of nurse logs, which camouflage the log among other forest plants.
What can you do with logs?
Here are 50 ideas.
- Create stools for your dining room table. Here's another similar idea.
- Build a really cool bed. Here's another idea.
- Create a garment rack using a branch.
- Build a garden arbor.
- Create a handrail.
- Build a clock.
- Make a cake stand.
- Create pretty flowers from wood slices.