Christmas trees as cover
Posted 31 December 2014 - 06:52 AM
Are the resins, or any other part of a decomposing pine tree, likely to pose a problem to the health of fishes? I'm thinking not of a couple trees anchored off someone's dock in a lake, or in a flowing stream, but rather in rather shallow, small (less than 1/8 acre) ponds with not a lot of turnover. Cypress swamps hold lots of fish, but cypress aren't evergreen like firs and pines, so maybe they have a different chemistry?
Growing up, my Gramp's pond was one of my favorite places to be. It was tiny, maybe 30' in diameter, nearly round with a spring feeding it, but not a high rate. At its deepest it was probably only 8'. It harbored lots of wildlife though. I just wonder what a half-dozen or so trees piled up in one corner, or in the "deeps" might have done to the local Lepomis, and other finny fauna.
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."
Posted 31 December 2014 - 09:18 AM
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