Death of a Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

Death of a Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

BE LIKE A TREE

  • Stay grounded
  • Connect with your roots
  • Turn over a new leaf
  • Bend before you break
  • Enjoy your unique natural beauty
  • Keep growing

I got this beautiful message on Whatsapp last week and I just had to share it.

 

While walking past Babulnath Temple I noticed the stumps of an old tree, blackened and stripped of all its glory. Till as late as last year it was showing signs of old age, though it was  hacked here and there to prevent it from breaking, falling and damaging other structures around it .

It was a grand old tree, with a huge canopy that gave shade in the sun and shelter in the rain. Sadly, it grew too big and became a potential danger, having fallen branches during several rainstorms. So it had to be hacked and its threat contained.

Alas! In their effort to preserve things around it , the tree itself is now dead .

Isn’t that a real shame ?

I’m linking this up with Parul’s #ThursdayTreeLove.  Do join in on Thursday with a photograph of a tree and the hashtag.

Hope the trees still standing don’t fall in the current monsoons!

Image for BellyBytes

16 thoughts on “Death of a Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

  1. What a shame they had to cut it down! We’re becoming king so heartless that we seem to jump at the first opportunity to chop them down. Sometimes in the name of safety and sometimes, in the name of development! I’m sure the tree would have a lot of stories to share if only it could speak!

  2. Such a meaningful message! In Bangalore in front of an Ayyappa temple, there used to be a huge tree, casting shade all over that road. Last time I visited the place that tree was missing, instead there was a new bridge and road and flood during rain. Felt so bad. It’s a shame.
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  3. I can only imagine how majestic it was it the days past. It’s sad that it has be cut partially down but we don’t know the condition or whether it may fall and hurt someone. I love the angle of your photo.
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