For ken_adrian - belated Halloween horror show
Ken - I took my camera out with me today and decided to collect a few images to send a shiver down your spine. For those with delicate arboricultural tendencies do not look any further.
(Myself, I love all these quirky trees. And despite the doom-mongers, many have lived a long time without any disasters befalling us.)
Beech plus ivy right up against a wall.
A HEDGE! with IVY! In a car park.
Horse chestnut close to building.
Lombardy poplar in town centre.
Birch seedling in masonry.
Ailanthus and Buddleja in basement.
Pyrus calleryana - a whole row.
Platanus heaving up pavement.
Weird graft - ash sp. on Fraxinus excelsior.
Another weird graft. red horsechestnut on Aesculus hippocastanus.
I clearly have too much time on my hands today. Hope you didn't find that too upsetting.
And hope you've all voted! Best wishes, Flora.