Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tree stump

The city of Tallahassee has a strict tree ordinance, so this tree had to be in pretty bad shape or it would still be standing.

14 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I think here there are laws about trees as well.
Léia

Lowell said...

It's funny that in Tallahassee you didn't find a politician standing their giving stump speeches. Maybe you were just lucky! :-)

Jim Klenke said...

looks like it was big and probably an old one

Birdman said...

hahahaha Lowell... funny guy!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Looks like it had a very interesting trunk - fun to imagine what the free looked like just from this stump!

Lois said...

Lowell...believe me I would have run away as fast as I could if any of the politicians in town had been standing there (especially the one currently occupying the governor's mansion).

Clueless in Boston said...

Better down now than in a hurricane.

I wonder about the origin of "stump speech." Is it because pols used to stand on tree stumps speechifying, or is it because a stump speech is an abbreviated version of a longer speech? In any case, like you, if I saw a politician giving a stump speech I'd skedaddle too. :)

Pam :) said...

That is a good policy during hurricane season.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So there would have been a good reason then Lois? We're having a few issues with trees in Perth just now, in the big new development there are some trees that seem to be in the way, but I think there will be a huge to do if anyone tries to have them removed!

Randy said...

Must have been a very large tree.

Beth Niquette said...

That's a really cool stump. It is the same in our town. They've even designated historical trees!

Jack said...

Up north there have been so many extended power outages because of severe storms that people are starting to be more accepting of removing big, old trees that are damaged or rotting.

JM said...

Nevertheless it's always sad, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

...the only thing that makes a tree a hazard is a potential target...sadly as an arborist we remove many urban trees...often after the fact (storm damage)...if people truly realized how much their activities around tree root systems have weakened them structurally they'd all be freaked out and moving houses...but in our world of insurance we often have to make those financial choices...or simply the value of a human life...and in Tallahassee we do a great job of tree debit and credit replacements and maintaining a safer urban setting for these trees to reside in, compared to other municipalities around the State...so don't be sad...