Bobbly Tree

We were driving from Moa Flat toward Heriot when I spotted this unusual tree, up a bank and by the fence of a farm paddock. You’d think it was topiary, cloud pruning perhaps, but that seems unlikely in this situation. Something of a mystery but very interesting irrespective of whether it’s a natural phenomenon or the result of human intervention! West Otago, New Zealand. 02 June 2021.

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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

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  1. It does look very strange – like some sort of extreme topiary. (My mind jumps to the idea of a topiary Olympics with a tall topiary contest.) Or maybe it’s the work of a mad topiarist, hehe!

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    1. I love that a website I just looked at had this about arborvitae: “The name arborvitae, is a Latin form of the French, “l’arbre de vie,” which means, “tree of life.” ~funnily enough I do recognise, and remember, the Knights Who Say “Ni!” even though I’m familiar with very little of Monty Python!

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