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Another ‘tall tale’ of a tree.

Posted by Big John on May 23, 2017

This is a picture of a Leylandii which forms part of a hedge in my garden …

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It is about eight feet high and is kept neatly trimmed.

If it wasn’t it would soon look like this 50ft ‘giant’ ..

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… growing in a garden a little way from my house.

“So What ?” … I hear you ask.

Well, usually I am lucky enough to be awakened each morning by the birds singing in my garden, but not today. Instead, this morning, I left my bed to the sound of the screaming buzz of a chainsaw, and on looking out into the street I saw this …

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… and a few yards from my house the men in hard hats and safety harnesses were already hard at work …

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… turning this monster first into this …

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… and then into this …

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Unlike the last tree I wrote about,  I can’t see this one …

…doing a ‘Lazarus’ ! 

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2 Responses to “Another ‘tall tale’ of a tree.”

  1. Yes, resurrection is unlikely.

  2. KRD Pravin said

    This is common in our neighbourhood too. It is surprising that our authorities take such liberties to cut the trees but have no plans for planting one as replacement, this is about cities, otherwise this is one news from India – http://www.freepressjournal.in/webspecial/by-2025-india-will-lose-2305-sq-km-forest-cover/1071772

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