The beaver is certainly nature’s master logger and engineer and I understand that they will often let the wind finish off their tree falling for them after they have cut most of the way through. I have never witnessed the wind completing their tree falling until just last week. I noticed for a number of days a large cottonwood tree that had been chewed very deep on only one side because another large tree was connected at the base from the opposite side. On this particular evening it was quite windy as I ambushed for beavers. Suddenly near dark a mighty strong gust blew in and I heard a loud cracking from behind me. I turned to see this giant tree come crashing down just 50 feet and 45 degree angle away from my position. I had observed earlier the undercut angle on the tree and had a good idea which direction it might fall so I had positioned myself accordingly. /LEON LORENZ