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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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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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