I went yesterday searching for trees, secondly some agates/ cool rocks. The trees near the shore take a beating. High winds, crashing waves and gnarly ice storms. I took a large stump home with me. It's hard to save more roots as these trees are growing around and through jagged rocks. They just slice all the roots. I left room for dieback and realize it will need to be cut lower if it lives. See if I can keep it alive. Also, I think I saw quite a bit of dwarf birch. Can someone show me a bog birch from the midwest?