Monday, October 22, 2012

Foresight



Don't you wish they planned ahead when they planted this big maple tree decades ago?

Hint:  before you plant a tree, look up.

30 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Poor tree :(
It's a beautiful Autumn day there, your picture is great!
Have a nice week,
Léia

Janet said...

Wow, I have never seen anything quite like this! I am surprised the power company hasn't chopped it down already.

VP said...

You said it, foresight and a well done job. It is not easy too see anything like this here now!

Leif Hagen said...

What a shame! Maple trees are my favorite! Those silly tree planters.....

Madge Bloom said...

Yes, but at least they didn't just buzz cut it...

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Nature took its own course !

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It looks like this same problem afflicts the a row of trees.

Sharon said...

Oh my, yes this would have been a much better scene with the trees planted away from the power lines.

Virginia said...

We have so many trees here in B'ham and many have been pruned to death to make way for the lines.
V

cieldequimper said...

;-)

Of course, now that the weekend is over, the sky is a lovely, deep blue...

Lowell said...

Hey, it's kinda hard to think of everything. I mean, really. Pretty scene, tho.

nathalie, avignon said...

Oh dear :(
Poor planning indeed!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

True, but it's good to see they haven't chopped the tree down, all that glorious autumn colour.

Taken For Granted said...

Planning ahead, foresight, is a rare commodity. It is seldom applied by government agencies or utilities. Beautiful fall photo.

Sylvia K said...

City Planners plan ahead???? Surely you jest!!! Love your shot for the day though, such beautiful colors! Enjoy your day, Jack!!

Paul in Powell River said...

OMG! I'm actually surprised they've left it standing.

RedPat said...

You see the same thing all over the place here! And they still are planting trees below power lines.

LOLfromPasa said...

I'm gobsmacked! Absolutely amazing!

CaT said...

i like it!
streets around our apartment are lined with such trees, i actually really like it. and always plan to take a picture, but never do. so. thanks! :)

Karl Demetz said...

This is unique, not easy to find something like!

Marie said...

Send your photo to the city forestry department!
On second thought, they'd probably cut the tree down completely.

Randy said...

That's too bad.

Mo said...

Just move the lines underground

Michelle said...

That poor tree!

Bob Crowe said...

But which came first, the utility lines or the tree?

Haddock said...

But I admire the fact that they did not cut the tree :-)

Halcyon said...

Wow. THat's just sad. :(
You know what else would help the problem though... underground cables!

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmmm. Tragic!

Kay said...

Ouch! I don't know what's worse - planting under power lines, or the "pruning" that's done to them.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wonderful autumn leaves!
Its a pity the wires had to be there to bother the maple tree!