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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 28th June, 2018)

Wigan Totem pole


Wigan Totem pole
Haigh Plantations.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: DTease on 28th June 2018 at 00:18

A bit unkind that, drawing smiley faces on the poor tree. Somebody should give it a hug. Perhaps Prince Charles could have a word with it.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th June 2018 at 00:22

I just wonder what 'Donty Mon' would say about this...

Comment by: Carolaen on 28th June 2018 at 07:41

Interesting given the news yesterday that we have just about chopped down all the nature oak trees in the UK and not planted any replacement ones.

Comment by: Philip G. on 28th June 2018 at 08:43

I'm not quite sure what Monty Don would have to say about this woodland pile of felled boughs, Veronica, but I do have the feeling that Mick could already be taking strides towards having them re-cycled.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 28th June 2018 at 12:50

What was wrong with the tree, does anyone know ?

If there wasnt, it is a great shame.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th June 2018 at 14:04

I hate seeing trees cut down.

Comment by: Philip G. on 28th June 2018 at 14:35

Helen.
The tree's remaining leafless - and not easily discernible -, branches might indicate that the tree is diseased and, as you evidently know, that can mean only one thing; "Timber!".
I was informed on a guided tour of Haydock Park racecourse earlier this year that the 'patriarchal' tree standing at the centre of the Parade Ring might also be facing the same fate - the tree is reputed to be about 110 years' old.

Comment by: Cyril on 28th June 2018 at 15:16

It certainly appears to be dead, I'm not a tree expert but it looks like a Beech Tree to me, they get a strain of deadly fungus which can spread to other trees.

I've heard that also Carolaen, the Oak, Ash and Beech are under threat apparently.

Comment by: Mick on 28th June 2018 at 15:46

Irene its in the way of the new car park roundabout.
There going to leave the tree stump as a feature, with hanging baskets full of flowers.
Ive been told it will look lovely.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th June 2018 at 17:08

Branches with faces happy and smiling -Deep inside sad and weeping.
Someone soon will swoop them up,
Cart them home,pop in the Great Aga for safekeeping!

Comment by: Ken R on 28th June 2018 at 18:47

Lots of fire wood for anyone.

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