Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, I bring a whole new level of credibility to the proceedings: A tree in London.
There were a few on top of this building – which is one end of Smithfield Market in London.
You will notice that most of the pictures are more likely to be of shrubs than trees. Looking at the definition of a tree:
“woody plant having one erect perennial stem (trunk) at least three inches in diameter at a point 4-1/2 feet above the ground, a definitely formed crown of foliage, and a mature height of at least 13 feet.”
It seems unlikely we will see many genuine examples, but you never know.
As such, I think a sturdy shrub or sapling is just as acceptable – but something like a Himalayan Balsam doesn’t count. Having said that, if it’s on a nice building then it doesn’t really matter.
A first for this blog – a Tree From Another City.
This isn’t really a tree, but it just squeezes into my undefined “I know what it is when I see it” definition of what is acceptable and what isn’t. It helps that the building is a lovely example of architecture.
Sachas Hotel has a tree on the top. You have to look carefully for it. I like to think they know about it and allow it to grow as a sign of their individuality and belief in …personal freedom. Or Something.
This is just outside the centre of Manchester near Great Ancoats. It didn’t used to be a very good area, but recent developments mean it seems to be improving.
This is particularly unusual, although I suppose now chimneys tend to be blocked off maybe we will see more trees growing out of residential buildings. Perhaps they could put lights around it and a little fairy on top too.