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Sep
09

Pix Of The Day – A lone Tree In The Badlands Near Hussar, Alberta

People always have a romantic longing and attachment to a single lone tree in an open prairie landscape. In a dense forest this tree would never get the same attention it does on the open prairie. In this part of the country, lone trees in the vast expanse are common place. This is the heart of the Palliser Triangle which is characterised as having a dry climate, sandy soil and extensive grass cover. These characteristics, which appeared so disadvantageous to growing crops, support very well the grazing of cattle, making the area the preserve of ranchers for decades. In the coming years, if the scientists are correct with their climate change forecasts, we might not even be seeing many of these lone iconic poplar trees standing and a lot more sand or sand dunes.

lone tree in the dry badlands grass

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