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Thursday Tree Love: Tolerating Human Intrusion


Tree in the median near the Basilica of Saint Mary

In the older parts of my city, including downtown and my neighborhood, electrical/utility lines still crisscross overhead. The branches of old trees are cut away from the lines in what often appear as grotesque deformities. Still, most of the trees seem to adapt. In newer neighborhoods, the utility lines are buried underground which looks better from a human perspective and reduces storm damage. Who knows what the trees and mycelium network prefer? They would probably prefer we let them grow naturally without intrusion. I am grateful for these trees putting up with us as they continue to provide shade, habitat, and oxygen.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

14 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Tolerating Human Intrusion

  1. The trees are very beave for hanging in there. πŸ™‚ Great post, JoAnna!

  2. Trees have that inward ability to adapt. So should we.
    I liked your post, JoAnna. XoXo

  3. My city has this issue as well. But its mostly Internet cables as power lines are all below the ground now. I love the trees in your city!

  4. What a mess – except for the little creature’s face

  5. It’s a shame they have to be lopped for cables.

    • I agree. At least they are still alive. After I posted this, I noticed how my azalea bush is cut straight down on the side next to the house.

  6. Our electrical lines are above ground here too. The electric company comes and chops away on my beautiful jacaranda trees as needed. I am glad they continue to thrive. I love those purple petals.

    I saw the face in the tree too. Your photos are great.

  7. We too have electrical lines above ground in some areas and trees bear that intrusion. I loved your trees and they sure brought joy, JoAnna. Thank you for joining!

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