from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large fallen tree on which other trees and plants sprout as the wood decays, with the roots of the seedlings often straddling the log as they grow toward the soil.

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  • noun a large decomposing tree trunk that has fallen, usually in a forest; the decaying wood provides moisture and nutrients for a variety of insects and plants


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