Sunday, November 30, 2014

Funky Trees

The life of every East Village tree is sacred, even stunted, deformed ones. East Villagers go to great lengths to preserve them, as seen here on East 9th Street:

Funky tree and railing.

The ring had to have been put around the tree when it was much smaller. I wonder if the trunk will ever reach that diameter? It'll destroy the sidewalk if it does!

Speaking of which, I saw this tree today on Avenue C:

As you can see, it outgrew the cement that had been poured over the roots (making it flush with the sidewalk) years ago. Today, that cement is at least six inches higher than the dirt beneath it!

Someone should take a sledgehammer to that cement!

#eastvillage #trees #dendrolatry #9thstreet, #avenuec #roots

No comments:

Post a Comment