Bizarre clip shows Quebec forest ‘breathing’


“During a rain and windstorm event the ground becomes saturated,
‘loosening’ the soil’s cohesion with the roots as the wind is blowing on
a tree’s crown,” arborist Mark Vanderwouw told The Weather Network.

“The
wind is trying to ‘push’ the trees over, and as the force is
transferred to the roots, the ground begins to ‘heave’. If the winds
were strong enough and lasted long enough more roots would start to
break and eventually some of the trees would topple.”

Pterocarpus Angolensis is a tree
native to South Africa. It’s also commonly known as the bloodwood tree
due to the fact that when it’s chopped or damaged, a deep red sap which
looks eerily similar to blood, seeps from the tree. In fact, the purpose
of the sap is to coagulate and seal the wound to promote healing, much
like blood.