Monday, April 27, 2009

Bag Worms

Is this beautiful Christmas Tree decorated with ornaments? No, it's a Colorado Blue Spruce covered in Bag Worms. Covered. At first, I thought this was a Douglas Fir covered in cones.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Hate Pruning Dreams II

So I guess this is intentional. The photo above is one of two trees with a sucker(?) wrapped around it, in some kind of whimsical way. Although, it's still unclear if the tree was purchased that way, or if it was created by the homeowner, who is probably a witch.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


This pear looks like an alien creature trying to make out with itself. This whole street of brand new condos is lined with this craziness. While I was taking these photos one of the street's residents passed me, and avoided eye contact. Probably because he was ashamed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Majestic Elm

I know it's not really fair to show elm volunteers because they always look terrible, and they almost seem to prefer climbing up a chain link fence, but this is so wrong. Why is that tree still there? You can see the gutter and the tree are impacting each other's shape, so why? Why?

Of course, there's probably no way it could be safely removed now so we'll just have to see who wins, the tree or the garage, or the telephone pole/lines.

Monday, April 13, 2009

This is something else I don't understand. I think this tree was hit by a car when it was younger. On both sides. These pictures are of the same tree. Maybe mulch would help.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


There's not really much to this, it's just a stump that was left. It's hard to tell what happened, it almost looks like someone ripped the tree down. It'd be interesting to know if the homeowner or the City has any plans for this space, or if they're just going to leave it as is for now.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Strange but True

This Tree of Heaven trunk looks just like a dinosaur foot! These trees are so ugly. I get a kick out of them because they literally grow everywhere, but they are truly ugly.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Here is some kind of huge canker/battle scar on a poplar. I guess I wouldn't want this next to my house, or near power lines.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

P.S. This saw is manufactured by Poulan, which is not my preferred chainsaw manufacturer. In case there was any confusion. Who would even buy this thing? It looks like a toy. And why is it available in 18"? Anyone who would buy this should have no necessity for 18" of chainsaw. That sounds like a disaster.

I Hate Pruning Dreams

This is interesting. Do you think this tree was actually purchased this way? Was this "style" marketed? It's kind of funky, in a don't-get-too-much-bigger sort of way, but overwhelmingly, I just want to cut that weird branch off. I don't know if I can even sleep knowing this is out there ... it would be so satisfying...