I notice ‘pollarded’ trees everywhere now. Nearly every tree in the city has been hacked around at one point or another.
The *appearance* of naturalness
The difficulty is communicating the background info (actually I’ve changed my mind about this).
The way knowledge changes your perceptions.
A tree only has to be cut once to be visibly scarred/reshaped for ever. There’s an easy sentimental poem in that which I *don’t* want to write. Or an easy Man vs. Nature one.
Other things that show the evidence of their history?
People, obviously. Anything else?
A more general look at trees being shaped by their circumstances? position, weather etc.
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