Memories of Green Wood

The other day I was speaking to a group of people about how sometimes I feel trees can be a bit like people in the sense that some affect and touch you, whilst others… well, let me put it this way, you have no desire for more contact than absolutely necessary. The same can be said of trees, some are simply fascinating and stay in your mind, whilst others make you want to simply walk away from them…

Here is a doodle I did of one from the other week when Phil and I were working in Green Wood in Brooklyn.

This tree would have been easy to condemn out of hand.

Yet once we had finished working on it, removed the dead wood, reduced the lever arms and removed some weight – it turned out (or better, remained) a very stately and striking tree. I found this rather humbling.