Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Half a Tree

 
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We love trees in Tallahassee and will do anything to save one. This old oak tree looks like it was cut back on one side to accommodate the new road in this housing development.

22 comments:

PAK said...

The tree looks strange...

Cezar and Léia said...

This one is magnificent Lois, wonderful shot!
Léia :)

B SQUARED said...

The local power company cuts our trees in such a manner. Most of them die shortly there after.

Jim Klenke said...

strange shape, but it looks like it gives good shade.

Rambling Round said...

Poor tree! I expect you are right, but sometimes the utility crews here cut trees back away from the poles. It would be nice to live in a neighborhood with underground utilities.

Leif Hagen said...

That brings new meaning to "lean to the left" or "lean to the right!"

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I really don't like to see trees cut back like this. Apparently they don't have or hire arborists down there. It might be something to bring up at the next council meeting. Our biggest complaint around here is the way the utilities dead head trees growing up to meet power lines. We have a lot of breaking limbs in ice storms and those bring down power lines. So we can't really complain unless we can fund a better solution. Around here it is not to plant them in those locations but if they are already there then someone should know about trees and how to trim them to redirect their growth.

James said...

I like old trees. This one looks like it's been blown by the wind.

Tricia said...

shame, it looked to be a huge one!

Halcyon said...

Although it does have a strange shape now, I'm glad it was saved!

Jacob said...

That's pretty much a mess. It could be, though, that a wind brought down the other half...I've seen a number of trees where that happened...

So, it's possible that some good guys stepped in and saved this tree from being totally destroyed...maybe?

Don and Krise said...

It looks as though it's leaning away from the road.

Julie said...

Can not say that I am a great fan of lopping trees for this sort of reason, Lois. They do that a lot here to avoid power lines. They simply cut a hole straight through the canopy. Can't be good for the poor tree!

JM said...

Glad they saved it!

ProdigalWife said...

I'd like to think that lovely tree was bent by the wind rather than cut for a road.

Small City Scenes said...

The tree looks like it is waving good-bye. MB

Tash said...

Aw, it looks like it's bent over from a great burden. I am SO impressed that the trees are not chopped down in T. I am still fuming over the pine trees just outside our front door that the association cut down, because the roots were maybe going to crack the CEMENT on the TENNIS COURT! Agh!
Lovely, flinty photo too.

Pam said...

I think it looks gorgeous. I'm happy they saved it.

VP said...

How strange, was it the wind? It looks like a case of bad hair!

Frank said...

So sad. Because of the chance of storm damage from many of our taller, older oaks, Tampa Electic came through several months ago, before the hurricane season and cut back trees until they look like this one. Butchered!

Hate the results.

Lisa Wilson said...

Looks like it could fall on over!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

It doesn't look too bad - and that is one big tree! A short trunk and many branches.