Thursday, August 21, 2014

Natural Additions

 Grown into wire fence

I think it's fascinating the way trees will grow around  wire fencing. This wire fence appears to have been erected after the trees were planted.

 Piece of tree trunk

Top and bottom of the trunk has been cut off.

Cut off a few feet above the ground

I am linking to Good Fences HERE.

58 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

A fascinating piece of natural art and a great find.

Mersad said...

Wow. I have never seen such a thing before. Very interesting.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Pix Under the Oaks said...

That is some tree and fence art there CameraGirl! We definitely have barbed wire that the trees when used as posts just grew right over the wire!

Revrunner said...

So which do you think came first, the tree or the fence?

Jacquelineand.... said...

Nature's art; is there anything more beautiful?

Birdman said...

Trees and water do what they like. We just sit back and watch and sometimes cut. hahahaha

Cristina Pop said...

Such a great piece of art!

bj said...

Good grief....how fun is this. :)

William Kendall said...

I like the way these remnants look... quite stark.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

These images brought back fond memories of a house we formerly lived in - had trees from the original owner growing through the fence. And yes, we ended up cutting a few, as well. :)

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Good Fences #22.

Lindy

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Interesting....great find!!

georgettesullins said...

Fascinating.
btw My husband has spotted a very young cedar along the fence line that he will be moving.

Cranberry Morning said...

Yeah, that is so interesting, isn't it! Great photos1

Leovi said...

Yes, I love this beautiful art on the fence! Wonderful photos!

TexWisGirl said...

haha. we have some of those around here, too. just yesterday, coming back from town, had to do a double-take to see what was hanging off a fence - yup, grown-in tree parts. :)

Kate said...

I've seen trees and fences in some places like this before. Shows how tenacious nature can be: I'll grow, despite you, dammit!!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just amazing pictures!

Linda W. said...

Wow, that is too funny! I've seen trees grown around trail sign when out hiking.

Ileana said...

I had a tree and fnce like this but I cut the fence and let the tree
grow!:)

bailey-road.com said...

What a fascinating find!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I've had that happen to me EG, some mature plants get really 'attached' and hug the fence :)

Felicia said...

oh these are so wonderful.

ladyfi said...

Nature always finds a way!

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Judy said...

I am always fascinated by the things that nature creates. This was a nice find.

Sandra said...

it is fascinating how they do it, but not when it does it. we had one do this to our fence, and bob cut it off down to the ground, it came back even taller than it was in the beginning.... this one looks like it will not be back though. i like the left over piece hanging up in the top

LindyLou Mac said...

Great, brings back memories of problems we had with small trees doing this on our fencing in Italy!

Chris Rohrer said...

They sure do love growing against fences!:) I have a hard time cutting them down. In one area, I actually cut around the tree so that the tree could branch out.

Janey and Co. said...

That is certainly unusual!Beautiful shots!
Thanks for stopping by...Janey

Ruth Kelly said...

I have a wisteria tree/shrub that has grown into the holder I put next to it so it would stand up but I fear it damaged the tree, although it still blooms every year but does not have lots of blossoms.

Karen said...

Cool, but I wonder why the tree was cut down.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

It is amazing how nature adapts.

Mascha said...

Thats a great find!

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Nature is amazing, great find!

Gail Dixon said...

We have a few like that behind our house in the baseball field. So interesting!! Great pics and addition to the fence meme.

Ida said...

How interesting!

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

It's fantastic to see how tree can grow.

RedPat said...

Nature is strong!

eileeninmd said...

Poor tree picked a bad spot to grow! Neat fence find, great shot!

cieldequimper said...

It is fascinating. But it's also sad in a way...

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interestingly, no damage to the fence!

Ruby

Lynne said...

I really like these photos . . . Like the interesting determined tree growth . . .

Ginny said...

It is really clinging! Here, the tree branches grow into the power lines. The workers just have to leave them alone.

NatureFootstep said...

very decorative really. :)

Rose said...

It is amazing how much trees can live through/around and still survive. And amazing the fence is not in worse shape.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, I've never seen trees and fences like this; How unique :-)
And I LOVE your title "Natural Additions", EG.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Janie said...

Trees are determined survivors. The ones you feature went to a lot of trouble to grow around the wire.

Stephanie said...

Those were certainly fascinating and interesting to see. Great shots!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Usually you don't see such pieces in such a well maintained fence. Perhaps the owner has an artistic sensibility?

Randy said...

Amazing.

Marie said...

That is so odd! It looks like someone tried to cut the tree out of the fence. I'm not sure, though. Nice addition to Good fences!

Karen S. said...

Now this is very cool. At first I thought that was a toad hanging upside down! It's all tree parts.

Jocee said...

I have a bit of a tree in a fence just like this. Great photos.

Breathtaking said...

Very good pictures! Yes, I have seen this happen. Trees will grow into things if they have nowhere to expand. Makes an interesting
post.

Gattina said...

I would call this a real natural modern art !

Small City Scenes said...

The power of growth.
I nailed a horseshoe to our Walnut tree so the kid(s) could hang up their ponies. It started with my eldest at 4 yrs old. We lived there 30 years + 4 children and the horseshoe was well used and the tree finally swallowed the whole horseshoe. We were forced out of our little farm by "progress" and my beloved Walnut tree was cut down.
MB

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Good thing they trimmed the trees before it brought the fence down.

Judy said...

I love seeing the ways that trees grow around fences!!

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