I found this dead tree to be an interesting subject to photograph
at the park a few days ago.
This is one of many Spruce trees in our region
to be infested by the Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle (click to learn more)
This beetle killed most of our spruce trees as well.
One can see the holes left behind on the trunk.
And that is your botany lesson for today, folks.
Have you had similar infestations in your area?