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Tree tough!

Posted by Lorac Saturday, 7 July 2012

I saw this tree the other day. I am always so surprised when I see a tree full of ants and termites in the centre and yet in full foliage and living as though nothing was going on. We should be so tough!


9 comments

  1. Andy Says:
  2. I'm always amazed at how trees can survive over the years. This one is a perfect example.

     
  3. Lorac Says:
  4. It had a great canopy of leaves and was definitely an older tree so I was pretty impressed too.

     
  5. Isn't it amazing the damage termites can do?

     
  6. Judy Says:
  7. I love the shape of that tree! Good eye to spot it!!
    And I SO agree with you about the new mown hay! That is a great shot, with both the rows and the bales!!

     
  8. Trees can sometimes be so remarkably resilient, and others drop like flies - no rhyme nor reason me thinks.

    Oh, and welcome back to blogland - haven't seen you around for a while!

     
  9. lgsquirrel Says:
  10. Hey, so glad to see you posting again. I look at that tree and wonder how many people may also look okay on the outside but have a festering wound in their hearts. Just came back from a counseling course so I guess my thoughts are slightly askew in that direction.

     
  11. Stewart M Says:
  12. Hi there - that’s a nice picture. I think the thing that surprises me about trees is how little of the "wood" is actually alive. On a big tree like that there will only be a couple of inches of live "wood" behind the bark - the rest of the trunk is not alive! So the termites may cause it to fall over by eating the middle - but they can’t kill it!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

    PS: I've been away for a week, hence tardy reply!

     
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  15. Jenn Jilks Says:
  16. It is so true! They complain about Pileated Woodpeckers, but they help get rid of bugs.
    Greetings from Cottage Country!

     

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I have lived in Georgetown for 31 years but have traveled around a great deal. I own my own business which takes a lot of my time but try to blog as much as possible! I love to take pictures, no training, just a love of photography. Enjoy the pics but please do not copy them.
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