Encore - Fence Eating Tree
August 18, 2018
2004 (top): Remember that tree that would eat Charlie Brown's kite every spring? The photo above shows a tree that evidently craves iron. It was taken in an IHOP parking lot in Chicago, Illinois. Trees have an amazing ability to survive seemingly very inhospitable habitats, such as this manmade environment of rusted steel and asphalt. In addition, city trees have to endure high levels of pollution, in the air and in the water. However, any tree with this little fella's (Michael) arm around it would have to feel a bit better about the mess it's in.
2018 (bottom): Here's how this tree looks some 14 years later and fully leafed out in mid summer (inset photo) and with Michael fully grown. As you can see, the tree, with the fence still running through it, and Michael are doing just fine.
- Innovations in Urban Forestry
- Maintenance of City Trees
- Urban and Community Forestry Program
- Friends of Trees
- Urban Forests, Environmental Quality and Human Health