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Long dead cypress   - 15th July 2012

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Long dead cypress above Agios Ioannis - click on the image to enlarge

 

Long dead cypress above Agios Ioannis

 

Above the village of Agios Ioannis (in Sfakia) near the area called Kroussia at around 1200 -1300m a fire destroyed quite a few cypresses nearly100 years ago (I think that it was in 1914 but I am not 100% sure). The interesting thing is that a lot of the cypresses that were killed in this fire (but not burned) are still standing becaue cypress wood is virtually indestructible. Well, maybe not quite but it will only rot and break down really really slowly.

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