Seeing the Light: 3 of 3 Oak vs Ivy by s4sayer

Seeing the Light: 3 of 3 Oak vs Ivy

Oak is 5 minutes walk from Vignouse and M and I pass it regularly on our walks. Sadly, Ivy has installed herself and drains Oak's resources to the point where she no longer has control and has lost her highly valued integrity. The outcome is inevitable. The journey saddens me.

Obligatory on black
So sad to see a lovely giant being brought down.
February 3rd, 2019  
oh, I feel the sadness - surely ivy could have been thwarted easily with a cut and paint? Is ivy a native there? The feeling of huge size and age really comes through to me, especially on black!
February 3rd, 2019  
You've captured the pathos of this scenario... and even at this advanced stage, five minutes with a chain saw could save Oak's life.
February 3rd, 2019  
Ivy is our deadly enemy! John is always finding a bit and drags it out by the roots but it turns up somewhere else. Next door her cabbage tree is inundated with ivy!
February 3rd, 2019  
@koalagardens
I think I know who is the owner of this tree, it certainly abuts his land. However he's an 80+ year old widower, his family are not nearby. He shuffles about with his walking frame...and can talk for France. I visit him now and again and enjoy his monologues...
February 3rd, 2019  
wow
February 3rd, 2019  
Lovely silhouetted tree. sad story.
February 3rd, 2019  
Very disturbing image of a tree in distress. Every year someone should be cutting the ivy at the bottom of the tree's trunk which will kill the ivy's vine. Then clear away any ivy that's within a two feet of the trunk.Easy-peasy if someone wants to do it.
February 3rd, 2019  
Makes for a gorgeous bw
February 4th, 2019  
I hope the oak wins. it would not take much to get that invasive ivy out of there.
February 4th, 2019  
Someone should go and trim the Ivy main trunk. And also most of the secondary... Beautiful photo of a sad takeover!
February 4th, 2019  
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