Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Leaning Trees of Phoenix

The sight of these two trees leaning into the road stopped me in my tracks.  I had turned down a side street to avoid some heavy construction and was met with this almost unbelievable sight.

How can those trees be growing like that?  They must have a very wide and strong root system.  It's a good thing we aren't prone to hurricanes here in the desert.

19 comments:

Andy said...

There a war going on between the trees and gravity.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

If they are fir trees the root system is not deep from what I have seen of trees like that

biebkriebels said...

Yes that is what came into my mind too, one heavy wind and a car has burried!

Sami said...

I would be a bit scared to drive under those trees :)

RedPat said...

They are stubborn survivors!

Karl said...

It seems a very dangerous situation, where are the municipal gardeners?

Mark said...

Uhm, yeah. Definitely a candidate for removal.

Steve Reed said...

That is WILD. I can't believe the city has allowed them to stand. Do you think they were intentionally angled to keep them away from the power lines?

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Nice

bill burke said...

That's an accident ready to happen, not good.

Travel said...

I wouldn’t park my car in the shade of that tree

Catarina said...

I would be apprehensive driving on that street...

Catalyst said...

And, Andy, as Sir Isaac Newton would have said, "Gravity will win".

Kay said...

Whoa! That would stop me in my tracks. I wonder if the trees simply have an aversion to those power lines...

I understand you now have a shelter-in-place order. I hope it doesn't provoke too much craziness.

Thérèse said...

I am sure that just happened, no? I bet if you come back in a week or two, the tree won't be there but with the confinement who knows?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

At first I thought it may be the prevailing winds Sharon, but that's way too extreme.. looks like a job for the council.. soon!

Regina said...

There was a tree growing like that here on the 89 in Prescott and it was eventually removed. It made me nervous going past it especially when it is monsoon season.

Susie of Arabia said...

Kinda scary looking!

William Kendall said...

Weird.