Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 28th June, 2018)
Wigan Totem pole
A bit unkind that, drawing smiley faces on the poor tree. Somebody should give it a hug. Perhaps Prince Charles could have a word with it.
I just wonder what 'Donty Mon' would say about this...
Interesting given the news yesterday that we have just about chopped down all the nature oak trees in the UK and not planted any replacement ones.
I'm not quite sure what Monty Don would have to say about this woodland pile of felled boughs, Veronica, but I do have the feeling that Mick could already be taking strides towards having them re-cycled.
What was wrong with the tree, does anyone know ?
If there wasnt, it is a great shame.
I hate seeing trees cut down.
The tree's remaining leafless - and not easily discernible -, branches might indicate that the tree is diseased and, as you evidently know, that can mean only one thing; "Timber!".
I was informed on a guided tour of Haydock Park racecourse earlier this year that the 'patriarchal' tree standing at the centre of the Parade Ring might also be facing the same fate - the tree is reputed to be about 110 years' old.
It certainly appears to be dead, I'm not a tree expert but it looks like a Beech Tree to me, they get a strain of deadly fungus which can spread to other trees.
I've heard that also Carolaen, the Oak, Ash and Beech are under threat apparently.
Irene its in the way of the new car park roundabout.
There going to leave the tree stump as a feature, with hanging baskets full of flowers.
Ive been told it will look lovely.
Branches with faces happy and smiling -Deep inside sad and weeping.
Someone soon will swoop them up,
Cart them home,pop in the Great Aga for safekeeping!
Lots of fire wood for anyone.