Fence Eating Tree

January 04, 2004


Provided by: Greg Lopatka
Summary authors & editors: Greg Lopatka; Jim Foster

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 arm around it would have to feel a bit better about the mess it's in.

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