Tree with History

Another from our past snow storm. This old tulip tree is one of many that surround the local elementary school playground. It, like the others, appears to exhibit a history of changing opinion on proper training. The large lower branches mostly curve out and down and then are abruptly truncated. From their upper surfaces newer branches have grown upward, now quite tall. It looks as though they were originally trained into a weeping form, which is not natural for a tulip tree, then the main branches were sharply pruned back, and then they were allowed to grow as they wished. It’s an odd effect, but dramatic.

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  1. Reblogged this on Conceptual Art.

    February 16, 2012 at 4:59 am

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