Debris on Beach

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by John Tait, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. John Tait

    John Tait Beach Comber

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone know what this debris is on the beach in Seagrove. Its wood but its hasn't just washed up. Its anchored in the ground like it may have been an old pier or some other old structure.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. John Tait

    John Tait Beach Comber

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here is the picture of the debris.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Lake View Too

    Lake View Too SoWal Insider

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5,943
    Likes Received:
    1,742
    Location:
    Eastern Lake
    I’m not 100% certain, but I think they are the remnants of old tree trunks.
     
  4. Will B

    Will B Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    809
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Kurt has other pictures of them. Can't remember exactly what they are, but he knows...
     
  5. noledog

    noledog Beach Comber

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    5
    Peat bog under the area at one time ?
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  6. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    12,457,099
    Likes Received:
    1,214,397
    Location:
    SoWal
    Stumps from an old forest, or "sea grove". There is often peat mixed in. Peat is the tar-like substance of decayed vegetation, including trees. Most of the peat is in the Seacrest area. The Seagrove stumps may be from a different type of trees or ecosystem, or where trees were not as thick, or maybe younger, or perhaps there is a lot of peat a bit deeper. I don't know just speculating.

    Photos from Seacrest in this thread, where you can also see stumps ...
    It's Peat!
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019
  7. Sweet Pot Pie

    Sweet Pot Pie Beach Comber

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2013
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    13
    Methinks there is nothing that Kurt does not know :)
     
  8. Truman

    Truman Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    148
    There's a theory that it is Kurtbot.
     

Share This Page