BLACK&WHITE- Platanus occidentalis

In tree care, there is the notion of the unhealthy, unstable tree. Such trees are slated for removal. This sycamore was such a tree.

It had the anthracnose fungus, so some of its leaves would fall off early. Additionally, it had some dead branches in its crown. The solution? Take it down.

I know a lot of people that have a bit of dead wood in their crown, neuropathy, short-term memory loss, hair loss. This is something we humans call "aging," for whom this process is allowed to go on until something called "death" occurs, usually about half of a lifetime after the onset of the unattractive aging symptoms.

We hold trees to a different standard.


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