Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, September 5, 2011

Dead Tree in Vancouver

This week's PicStory theme is wood. While exploring Stanley Park in Vancouver one afternoon, I found this dead tree, held up from within by a metal framework, and I thought it would be a good wooden example.
To replace My World Tuesday, which was retired after its founder Klaus Peter passed away, Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, and Sandy have started Our World Tuesday. I intend to be a regular participant here and this is my first post for it.

22 comments:

  1. I wonder why they wanted to keep the tree standing? Both are very cool angles ;D

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  2. What terrific captures and what an interesting old tree! Thanks, Al, for your support of Our World Tuesday! Hope you have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  3. I am very sad when a tree dies !!!!!!!!!!

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  4. anche la morte in alcuni casi ha il suo fascino....

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  5. Great shot! Thanks for joining us at PicStory. I really appreciate this! Did Socks get his bone? :)

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  6. Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. It's good to see that some of the old trees have been preserved.

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  8. Ah, yes, some of those old trees became icons in Stanley Park, rivaling the totem poles for attracting tourists, so when they became weakened, they were reinforced and left to stand for years to come.
    Great shots. Lots of memories of my working years in downtown Vancouver.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. Interesting tree and photos. It reminds me of the Petrified tree in Yellowstone! Great shots, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Not sure when you were visiting Vancouver but Stanley Park is a great place to explore. I haven’t been there for a while but in all the times I’ve visited I have never seen metal frames inside dead trees. I wonder if this is something they started after the big storm in 2006. Kay's comment is so true about some trees there becoming icons. :)

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  11. A mighty tree will not last forever, alas. We are left to wonder the might that these roots supported, a very large trunk and a multitude of branches and a lot of shade. The tree was mighty, and seeing the stump still standing

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  12. the tree looks fascinating. i like the perspective of the last shot.

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  13. Tree snags like that make great homes for birds and maybe that's why they kept it. Great shape.

    Glad you found the new "World."

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  14. There can be a good reason for preserving a special tree even when it is dead. We have s tree that is held together with concrete end iron struts, that is The Old Gumtree, in it's shade, South Australia was proclaimed a free state made up of free settlers who had bought land here before they came.

    A splendid old granddaddy tree you have shown us today. Thanks.

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  15. I bet it's one of the most photographed in the park.

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  16. What a wonderful old tree. I like that they gave it some support, keeping it off the ground will slow the decaying process. I like both of your views.

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  17. The metal frame in the dead tree might support the tree as a monument as well as the habitat for small creatures and living organisms. Isn’t it nice if a new life germinates from it? I like the sky view seen from the tree.

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  18. What a wonderful tree - still bringing joy even though it's dead.

    So glad you have decided to join Our World.

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  19. Nice photo:) But feeling sad to see dead tree:(

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  20. It is so beautiful, I really like old threes. Great photos!

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