Poor tree

How many miles of roadside trees are vandalised like this each year, I wonder? Flail hedge-smashers must be one of the worse machines available to agriculture these days.  Time there was a campaign to ban their use I reckon, who in their right mind can think this is an acceptable way to keep roadside vegetation in check?  Although I suppose the current alternative is not much better either – cutting the whole lot down and chipping it.  My Goodness, what fools these humans be!

Anyway, here’s a more cheerful tree in Strid Wood, hosting a veritable forest of lichen on its bark:

Plenty of water in the Wharfe too after the recent rain:


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