Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Giants die hard
This tree was taken down because it was getting too large. It is a poplar, and these are said to be breaking easily. Administration are very worried about trees or branches to fall on cars or people -- so they have to prevent even smaller risks. But it seems as if this tree's time to die hadn't come yet; the rope slipped twice when they tried to pull that trunk down, and the guy had to get back on the lift again and again to fasten it.
This is the last one of the highest branches. I expect the feng shui of the place to change in some way when the high trees are gone. It was a protection against the north, I think; but what is worst: When chopped branches are left in the shrubs, the place looks messy, and this way invites illegal dumping. I hope that nature repairs the surrounding.
This was my view out of the kitchen window, taken one morning when the sun dyed the tree. I'll miss it.