Leafless – not lifeless Posted on Monday, 21st July , 2014 by Stephen G. Hipperson Without life of its own, this dead tree will provide food for insects and thereby birds and animals. It will support nests and hiding places – until it is deemed unsafe for us poor humans, when it will be taken down and disposed of. —-Stephen—- Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
Quite sad 😦
Yes. I have no idea what might have killed the tree, it doesn’t look that old.
The tree doesn’t look old
What a beautiful shape with or without the leaves.
I can only presume some sort of bark beetle is the cause of the tree’s death.
They’re starkly beautiful! Can’t remember where it was but I did once see a whole load of painted dead trees that looked amazing.
Now, that’s a good a idea. It might be nice to cover it with silk leaves!
Oh wow, that would look amazing!! I think it would need a team working together to do that. It would be such a fun project 🙂
I suppose the same team would have to take them off again in the Autumn! 😉
Lol!! Maybe it could be done with coloured skeleton leaves?
🙂 – excellent idea!
Good for you for leaving the tree standing. Dead trees are important sources of food and shelter to lots of wildlife. We do that here too. But it is dangerously close to your fence!
I cannot claim any part in the preservation of the tree, which is on the edge of some land owned by the local community. I have no doubt the local council officers will keep an eye on the tree – with a mind to safety.