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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wildlife Tree

The yellow sign above is attached to dead trees here and there throughout Saxe Point Park, presumably to prevent passersby or perhaps over-diligent parks employees from cutting down or cleaning up these trees. And judging by the holes in the trees they are often visited by woodpeckers and other birds looking for the insects that are busily working on breaking the trees down in nature's recycling program. I am happy that most of our parks are not too well gardened or controlled. Mostly they consist of paths through large areas of trees and bush that are pretty much left to grow as they will. This seems a bit messy but there is order there, though it is order at a level of complexity and at a pace and scale we can scarcely comprehend.

3 comments:

JoJo said...

I've never seen any signs like that in the states. I think it's great, as are your pics.

There isn't much money in the budget to keep the parks looking tidy, so many homeless people end up camping in them and the public stays away. Does Victoria have that problem in their parks too?

Irina said...

I fell in love with photo #2. Miss this color of green so much here.

Dean Lewis said...

That sign carries the truism that we don't need to manage nature. We need to manage ourselves.