Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Broken Urban Landscape

This post is a submission to this week’s Thematic Photographic 25 - Broken. These pictures were taken July 2006 when a tremendous windstorm blew through the Midwest. It was devastating.

Several hundred, perhaps thousands of trees, were felled and split. Most of them were seemingly healthy large trees. But upon closer inspection they all had a hollow saw dust center or deep black strikes in the interior. These are signs of tree sickness and decay. The storm did a perfect job of culling these sickly trees.

Less common were instances of younger healthier trees being split and taken down. The internal wood was light and healthy and moist.

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