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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 1st July, 2018)

Tree line

Tree line
Trees on Bolton Road in Aspull.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Phil on 1st July 2018 at 01:03

Why are the trees all leaning over, have they been planted on an angle?

Comment by: DTease on 1st July 2018 at 07:09

When I was a child this area was grassland, grass that came and went with the seasons as the good Lord intended.
I wonder how long it would take to revert back to that if it was left to it's own devices.
No doubt some people would prefer it as it is now, but wild, untamed areas have their own kind of beauty as well.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st July 2018 at 08:56

Only a few years ago Councils planted wild flower seeds on grassland like this, but that seems to have been stopped! It was lovely to see while it lasted!

Comment by: Gary on 1st July 2018 at 10:58

The older part of St Elizabeth's churchyard, just along from here, was allowed to revert to moorland grass some years ago - coarse and sharp. Bolton Road was bounded by this type of grass when I was young.It looks decidedly pretty now.

Comment by: Carolaen on 1st July 2018 at 13:59

My old mate "Jed" Holcroft lived just about where that redbrick house is. His father ran a haulage company from there.Jed was a science whizzkid and I think went to Imperial College or similar. Anyone know if he's around ?

Comment by: Tony Haslam on 4th July 2018 at 19:29

The lean on the trees Phil is caused by the wind

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