George W's picture

An observation of interest

Observed: 4th February 2011 By: George WGeorge W’s reputation in PlantsGeorge W’s reputation in PlantsGeorge W’s reputation in Plants
Tree 1 (1)
Tree 1 (2) closer view
Tree 1 (3) even closer view
Tree 2 (1)
Tree 2 (2) closer view

The park railings were here first, the trees came along later. The type/species of each tree is not important. Tree 1 (photos 1 to 3) and tree 2 (photos 4 and 5) have both grown through the railings and joined up on the other side. The odd thing is that you can't see the 'join' where differnt parts of the tree met up on the other side of the railings.

    Likely ID
    n/a (n/a)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


jhn7's picture

Super, nature will find a way!

These are such interesting observations, thank you for posting them.

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pb7652's picture

Secondary Thickening

It is correct that you would not see a join, as through the process known as secondary thickening trees grow fatter as well as taller and will occlude around fences or other structures.