Trees near Cannon Hill, 15/10/15

Last Autumn on my way back from Cannon Hill park, I noticed for the first time the series of trees that have been planted on either side of the residential walkway.

I don’t know why they caught my attention this particular time, or why they hadn’t the many times I’d made the walk before. But it got me thinking about what goes into the planning of a simple civil engineering task such as these. What trees do they use? Why? How many? Is there a pattern or logical order to them? We take for granted how much thought and effort goes into every day tasks such as these…

The second thing I noticed was how different each tree was. Obviously, they are all the same type of tree, and some uniformity must have been desired when planting them, but despite the best efforts of whoever was in charge, none of these trees look anything alike. Much like people, these trees are so very unique that you could almost pick them out of a line up. Personally, I find that quite surprising, given that you can replace a hamster and nobody really notices…

Anyway, by the time I reached the end of the walkway, I had developed a bit of an attachment to these trees, especially after they got me thinking so much. So I made my way back and took a photo of each one, preserving their identity on that particular day of Autumn 2015.

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