Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Monday, February 11, 2013

Tree in a Wall

 Sometimes it is just a small and simple thing that reminds you that you are in a different culture. When I saw this tree I did a double take. It was so different from what I would have expected and from what I have seen that it took a moment for it to register. Clearly this tree has been growing here for a very long time and a wall was needed.  Rather than just cutting the tree down, it was simply incorporated into the wall.  While not ideal and certainly not a perfect solution for the long term, it is a way to allow the tree to keep growing and providing shade for the yard.


Looking a little closer you can see that the wall was built right up to and forming around the trunk of the tree. A nice organic element to the wall.