Friday, 28 May 2010

Connells Point, tree

This tree on the nature strip beside the road, on Morshead Drive in the southern suburb of Connells Point. It seems that rather than move the power lines for the street lights or remove the tree altogether, the power company has decided to sculpt the tree into a ring to allow the power line to run through the middle unobstructed. I discovered this tree while out exploring the sights and thought it was a different way to view the sky.

72 comments:

  1. What a novel idea! Good on the power company for thinking outside the box (or, inside the tree).

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  2. That's cool! Usually they just chop 'em up or chop 'em down.

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  3. Very cool! Here they just seem to cut away half the trees. We have a lot of trees flat on one side.

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  4. That's a great shot and well done the power company.

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  5. Yes, indeed it is an interesting tree. Amazing how nature compensates. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This is actually something that is done when the trees are on private property. The electric company cannot chop them down, so they just sort of carve out a place for the wire. When I lived in Michigan they did that to one of our trees and my husband was fit to be tied. Considering the alternative, I thought that the power company had worked it out as best they could.

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  7. Yes and then they took the power-lines away, eh?

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  8. I think I love this. Not sure how good it was for the tree, but I love the whimisical look of it.

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  9. Yeah, Bill. Ideally, it would be great to have all the power lines underground as we see in the newer developed suburbs. Most of the older, established suburbs have to deal with these ugly and intrusive power lines everywhere.

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  10. That is so cool! And kudos to the power company! I love it! And the tree seems to have adapted! Terrific capture! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  11. I think this practice is a bit strange, good sky photo though.

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  12. That's unusual. I hate that practice but at least this one has ended up interesting. Wish they'd move them underground - the power lines not the trees.

    My shot was taken the same night as the ones from the YHA rooftop, but earlier in the evening. Haven't had a chance to see Vivid yet and don't know if/when I will (depends when mum comes out of hospital). Saw them testing the St Mary's lights early evening and did pick up a free torch.

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  13. I love that the trimming is so sculptural. In my part of the US, we have a lot of lopsided trees.

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  14. Great photo! And what a weird idea. Someone should tell Oprah about it - she could use it on the cover of her "O" mag!

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  15. Great fun Jim!! I have seen similar things in Europe too.

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  16. hehe I love it. I've seen a number of trees over here that have the same thing done. Nice to know the trees aren't sacrified for 'progress'.

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  17. Wow that is a beautiful tree! Very strange that they cut through it and not chopped it completely down. I wonder if there was a reason for it? They usually just get rid of the tree.

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  18. Elizabeth, the local councils and residents frown upon the destruction of trees. So local councils and power companies go out of their way to avoid chopping down trees in suburban areas these days.

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  19. I would think that on a windy day that would still cause problems. It makes an interesting tree, though.

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  20. What a nice idea. That would be a great for our trees back home. Instead of deracination it, this could be a solution.

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  21. And you can see a different piece of sky through the hole too.

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  22. Great idea - and great-looking tree! It's like a leafy donut!

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  23. I thought maybe it was an Australian doughnut tree.

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  24. What a great idea, to save the tree!

    P.S. No control on the comments.

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  25. Donut! Inspired by Krispy Kreme, no doubt ;-P

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  26. This is great! Makes a nice tree donut! I bet it's an interesting shape in the winter, too.

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  27. such a wonderful tree, I would have stopped to take it's portrait as well!

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  28. It definitely is a novel way to look at the sky and what an idea to get a power cable through!

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  29. Wow, the tree looks like a lollipop, yummy! hehe

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  30. That is so cool! All trees should be cared for like that!

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  31. Different, indeed - and (as Dina wrote), a novel idea.

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  32. Interesting tree. Just looking at a construction site where they have chopped down a bunch of trees. It looks naked and sad.

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  33. Fascinating skywatch! have a great weekend!

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  34. Thanks for your visits. Your blog is very good. Greetings.

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  35. i think every suburb has a tree like this cut for the power lines. there's a few in Randwick i've taken photos of. very cool, especially when there's a sunset behind it :-)

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  36. He he he that looks funny. I've seen them here too. I can't see any power lines in your shot?

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  37. In Athens, I am sure that they would cut the tree! It is so great to live in a city-country that respects the need to have trees and parks and flowers!

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  38. It is a funny sight isnt it, have seen a few huge trees like this around the countryside and wonder how the trees feel about it.

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  39. Nice one - wish all company/councils would do this!

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  40. Cool capture of the sky thru the sculpted tree. The power company did a nice job on this one.

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  41. Nice compromise, here they just chop off the tree.

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  42. Unusual picture but the engineer in me thinks the tree is going to have to be trimmed a lot to keep it out of the power line.

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  43. Diane, if you have a look at the top of the photo you can see the power line against the blue sky and then follow it down through the green foliage. It disappears when it gets closer to the centre because the light is brighter and there’s some reflection on it.

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  44. very smart. Gives the tree doctor plenty of work.

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  45. Hi J Bar,
    questa foto è veramente fantastica, come è fantastica l'idea che la società ha avuto per non dover abbattere l'albero !
    Grazie della visita :-)
    Buona serata.

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  46. novel idea!!!!!!The circle in the midle of tree is very itneresting...
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/05/christian-the-firsts-portrait/

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  47. ADORABLE tree! What a cute shape! :)
    Happy weekend,
    hugs
    Léia

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  48. What a wonderful idea! I wish they would trim the trees for the wires the same way here. They tend to cut a chunk out of them to clear space for the wire rather than trim a smaller hole to let the wire through...

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  49. What an interesting way to preserve the tree. Great shot.

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  50. Clever idea, much better that cutting the tree down.

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  51. What a groovy tree!!!

    http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/05/sky-friday_27.html

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  52. A really unusual and very original tree! A wonderful Friday for you.

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  53. What an amazing looking tree. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. J Bar: The power company does this here also, I think they should let the trees grow.

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  55. What a unique tree...love it :)

    Thanks for dropping by

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  56. That's funny! What a great find! Eventually it will probably form a tunnel around the wire!

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  57. what an interesting tree. you captured it very well.

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  58. It is a single cable servicing only a few street lights, so I guess the arborists have some discretion in this case. The houses on the other side of this tree have underground power. I can remember when these streets (Morshead Drive, Duggan Cres and this end of Kyle Pde) were developed in about 1970 and the power being put underground.

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  59. Interesting idea and yet funny saving the nature a bit. Great post and needs to be shared.

    Tree Removal in Sydney

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