Chiricahua Mountains Flying Trees. Another Prediction

One obvious prediction arising out of the Flying Tree hypothesis that was not enumerated in the previous post centers on the residual portions of the Flying Tree left once the upper portions become airborne.  Since no lower trunk or roots are visible in the multi-image panoramic photographs, part of the flying tree must remain rooted in place, either rooted in the ground or showing evidence of a missing segment which includes the upper limbs, for example a fallen upper portion of the tree.  A search for just such evidence of residual flying tree stumps was undertaken on this weeks hike with the Portal Rodeo Hiking Club.  Below are 2 photographs of isolate tree stumps where the upper portions of the tress are missing.  The first is a multi-image panoramic photographic example of a rooted bottom portion of a burnt pine with missing upper portions of the tree.  While the second is a single photograph of another burnt tree also missing the upper portion.  The images are from Barfoot Park, on the edge of a heavily burned area (see here for a panoramic overview).  In both cases there is no evidence of the burnt upper portion of the tree anywhere in the vicinity of the base as would be expected if the upper portions fell while burning.

Flying Tree stump with missing upper portions (click to enlarge).

Flying Tree stump with missing upper portion.

Along the trail from Rustler Park to the Barfoot lookout another image of a Flying Tree in a burned area was captured.

Flying Tree from the Crest trail to Barfoot Lookout.  This specimen appears
entangled in 2 other trees preventing it from floating away.