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Old 27-02-09   #1 (permalink)
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Interesting Biomechanics

Here's a Beech with pretty amazing branch grafts.
It looks as if two smaller lateralls are embracing the larger mast branch.

Is this a case of self support or just bizarre space sharing.

The Arch is what's left of the gateway (built in 1766) into the residence of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham & Brittish Prime minister;

As you can see, the Tree is forcing out the brick work to the right.
The structure is going to be subject of a moving or repair project.

Our spec was just an aerial inspection and removing the significant deadwood directly above the Arch and enclosure.


So, which came first.....................the Tree or the Arch?
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Re: Interesting Biomechanics

On the last piccy, it looks like the stems are having a "Group hug" seems the new office culture is "branching out" into the natural world, or perhaps the office culture is reverting back to nature

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your dog dosent eat children does it dean ?
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Re: Interesting Biomechanics

When I first read the title of this thread I was thinking "contradiction in terms".
However, I stand corrected. Great shots.
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Re: Interesting Biomechanics

That tree is amazing.
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Re: Interesting Biomechanics

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your dog dosent eat children does it dean ?
No mate, English Springer Spaniel highly trained gundog, it may lick them to death.
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Re: Interesting Biomechanics

Saw somethingt similar in a beech once, no where near as impressive as that though. Good find though
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Excellent pics. This seems typical of beech trees doesn't it? I've seen more fused limbs in beech than any other species, but nothing of this size.
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Interesting Beech.
A couple of pics. of an oak on the farm.
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Good Pics

The tensile strength of that top branch connected to the trunk, must be right at it's limit, bearing in mind the side split in evidence.




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