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David Humphries

Interesting Biomechanics

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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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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

 

ooohh deep man !!

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Tom D   

Saw somethingt similar in a beech once, no where near as impressive as that though. Good find though:001_smile:

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Good Pics :001_cool:

 

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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