Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Where The Big Trees Live

This is the view from my second floor deck looking into the gap at the end of the block.  The big trees live here in the rear yards, where they have some space, unpaved ground and can thrive.  Many of them were not planted intentionally but as a result of nuts buried by squirrels or simply, blown seeds which as they grew, were not cut out.  These trees create a microclimate in the interiors of the blocks with shade in the summer as well as food and shelter for urban wildlife.

The tree in the sketch is an oak and must stand 15m tall.

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