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Our researches have caught on film for the first time, trees committing aboricide. Ever see all those tree trunks floating in the lake or river. They have probably been pushed in by other trees fighting for turf.

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Comments (8)

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on December 5, 2012

Fabulous views of the countryside!

Great photo!

Nice editing.

Best regards from Hungary Gyöngyi

Kenneth Kruse on December 5, 2012

Looks like (s)he's putting up a good fight in defense! Thanks for shedding light on this tragic phenomena!

David Brown Photogra… on December 5, 2012

Thank you Gyöngyi - unusual for me there is no editing in this one. Even the colour is real!


Thank you Ken but our researchers are not yet up to sexing trees so we cannot confirm (or deny) the gender. Clearly the tree just about to topple backwards is avoiding a savage drop kick to the upper branches, but will cause a balance problem.

It'll surely end in tears.

Cheers - in fun - Jethro

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on December 6, 2012

I do not think!

Compose the picture! :)

Kenny Wharton on December 6, 2012

Come on Jethro. That's rubbish. It's the ancient art of fish baiting. The staple diet of the Willow is Carp and the trees dangle their branches in the water in order to catch their food. Some species of Willow have been known to wait a hundred years without a single bite, sadly these trees die of starvation and fall into the water, look it up on Wiki, it's true.



David Brown Photogra… on December 7, 2012

Very feasible Kenny to suggest that a Willow is a carnivorous plant as defined by Wikipedia.

Well done mate


lizab on December 8, 2012

Great capture, very interesting informations, i liked!!

Suzi in Oregon on January 16, 2013

Whomping willows, is it, Jethro? Here we have Cliffhanger firs - what dastardly deeds occur after the parks close at dusk is an ongoing mystery. I have been invited to join the Arboreal SOCO and Forensics teams - photographing and sleuthing (O:

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 5, 2012
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    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Taken on 2012/12/04 07:29:18
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 20.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash