Decaying and dying trees along state park hiking trails can be
potentially deadly. And a new report by a regional newspaper reveals
that several trails across Connecticut are lined with trees and limbs
that appear to be on their way out, or, more accurately, down.
to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
(DEEP) incident report obtained by Patch, an examination of that tree
revealed interior rot and partial rot near the base of the truck on the
side facing the river. It reportedly snapped about 8 feet off the ground
and an approximately 40-foot section came crashing down toward the
river, onto a rock ledge where the Youngs were eating.