Tuesday, 4 August 2009

090803 Branching Out

I know it probably had to be cut off for health and safety reasons. If there were high winds in a particular direction coupled with high tides in Bridlington 60 miles away there might be a high risk potential of it falling off and injuring a passing snail. I accept the risk assessment didn't come down in its favour. But the branch is now gone. Forever.


Anonymous said...

The tree, judging from the size of the cut off limb, is very old and will not live long enough to cover this large wound. As sound as that wood looks, it would never have fallen down even under a load of ice. So it must have been somebody got a new chain saw for Christmas who wanted to hurt something.

I always feel sorry for a tree that hears the motor start and sees the monster coming but it has no legs or feet to run away. So it suffered through the worst kind of pain -- amputation -- without the ability to scream out in pain.

Thanks for helping me to make history.
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L. D. Burgus said...

The town just cut down the neighbors tree that was almost dead. It had been there many years but when it was cut it landed in the street and the entire trunk broke completely into two pieces from top to bottom. It takes so much time for a tree to grow that is why I hover over my very old trees and tell the city to walk away and don't come back.