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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 31st December, 2017) Views: 2,236 
Old tree
 Old tree   by Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Old tree cut down in Haigh Plantations

Comment by Poet on 31st December 2017 at 00:40
The ubiquitous plastic bottle once again blights the scene. What is wrong with these people? Morons who discard their debris in the countryside ought to be suspended upside down from a tree so their heads are merely a foot from the ground and a smouldering fire then set beneath them. Pigs! The lot of 'em!
Delightful photo Mick otherwise.


Comment by Helen of Troy on 31st December 2017 at 07:54
A sad end to a tree, lets hope the reason to cut it down was valid.On a walk at Sandringham last week we saw tree sculptures carved from trees like this. Looks like a nice walk on a sunny day.


Comment by Veronica on 31st December 2017 at 08:55
'Scum' is one of the names I give to the imbeciles who discard plastic bottles and cans anywhere. I pick them up on a regular basis whilst muttering under my breath. If my thoughts could be translated they wouldn't be able to walk or use their arms to toss the damn things!
Good refuge for the creatures those logs!


Comment by irene roberts on 31st December 2017 at 09:41
I hate to see trees cut down but realise it is sometimes necessary. Like Helen, I have seen tree stumps carved into shapes, eg owls, at Viridor Wood, and at least the tree then still lives on and gives pleasure to passers-by.


Comment by Maureen on 31st December 2017 at 10:15
We watched a programme on T.V last week,on Judy Dench and her love of trees,a tree specialist brought along an instrument to enable her to hear what goes on inside a tree,it was unbelievable..it was almost a pulse and they even send messages to other trees when there's an invasion of insects that don't benefit them,they even send messages underground through their roots.Ive always loved trees.
We were in Yorkshire some years ago with our eldest son,when my husband and myself hugged a tree,my son said"Are you sure I'm not adopted".


Comment by Johnny on 31st December 2017 at 12:07
I need to be quick with my chain saw. These are ideal for my wood-burner!
I echo the sentiments of Poet and Veronica but I would use piano wire!!
Happy New Year ;-)


Comment by Cyril on 31st December 2017 at 13:06
Looks as though another tree further along has had its top cut off.

The end of wood burners is nigh, they're being banned in London and elsewhere will follow suit, the powers that be are beginning to see the amount of particulate pollution they are actually causing to the air, they're far worse than the much maligned diesel engines.

If WLCT were to place litter bins around Haigh country park there wouldn't be anyone employed there to empty them, though looking at the photo it's still a lot tidier than the town centre.


Comment by Garry on 31st December 2017 at 14:21
Nice one Mick. Happy new year to all, the sherry is well stocked up, in fact, I might just have one right now, cheers everyone.


Comment by irene roberts on 31st December 2017 at 14:50
Beat you to it, Gary! Need a cheer-up on New Tear's Eve; I hate it! Everyone celebrates but I find it a sad, wistful time, but I nevertheless wish all the best to everyone on Wigan World. Love from Irene. xx


Comment by Mick on 31st December 2017 at 15:26
Irene dont be sad get yourself dressed up in you 1940 gear and watch the London firework display


Comment by Caroline B on 31st December 2017 at 17:08
I know what you mean Irene,it's a time when people look back at what the past year has brought.Still, we have to be positive and hope for better times.All the Best to everyone for 2018.


Comment by Alan on 31st December 2017 at 18:50
It's just a word "Merry Christmas" and "all the best" and "Happy New Year" Do people really mean it.
I don't think so!
I can't wait until it's all over.


Comment by Sue on 31st December 2017 at 19:17
Yes New year has the same effect on myself also Irene.
Happy new year to you all!


Comment by Veronica on 31st December 2017 at 19:46
Wishing Peace, Good Health and Prosperity to all in 2018 on Wigan World.


Comment by irene roberts on 31st December 2017 at 20:12
For once, Alan, I agree with you. But I realise my dislike of New Year's Eve isn't shared by everyone, and I respect their feelings about it. I will be in bed by 11 o'clock and hopefully asleep by midnight but that doesn't stop me wishing my Wigan World friends a happy 2018. It's the Eve itself I detest; I will be fine tomorrow. Good Luck to all those who relish the Celebrations...I hope they have a good time. Unfortunately, it just isn't "me". Each to his own.


Comment by Ken R on 1st January 2018 at 00:01
Happy New year everyone.


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