YO! Liverpool
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Strange tree

  1. #1
    Location Kensington drone_pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Age
    64
    Posts
    285
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Strange tree

    I was in Newsham Park when i saw this rather strange tree.
    it seems to have died off at the top, so is growing from the middle



    I move closer to take another angle and saw this Cheeky bugger.


    ADVERTISING





  2. #2
    Senior Member Lady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hiya Drone pilot

    My house backs onto woods,there are a lot of squirrels there,they are getting cheeky now---i put nuts out on the patio and they come right over and take them while i sit on the step !!
    I could watch them for hours==cheeky little bug***rs

    Great picture

    Jacky

  3. #3
    Senior Member phredd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    runcorn
    Posts
    359
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Drone = Hope you do not mind me tagging on these from Newsham Park. >>

    A few weeks ago I mentioned 'Donky's Hill' in Newsham Park and people had not heard of it so to put people in the picture (pun) here it is >>>>>
    Pic 1 = looking down to Orphan Drive
    Pic 2 = looking up to Lister Drive.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Copy of Captured 2007-4-13 00008 (Medium).JPG 
Views:	130 
Size:	100.0 KB 
ID:	2267   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Captured 2007-4-13 00006 (Small).JPG 
Views:	137 
Size:	87.4 KB 
ID:	2268  
    Last edited by phredd; 04-17-2007 at 08:24 AM.
    In the days when we had nothing we had fun.
    If tomorrow starts without me, remember I was here.

  4. #4
    Location Kensington drone_pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Age
    64
    Posts
    285
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    The tree in my post is half way down the steps on the right next to the railway line.

  5. #5
    Senior Member phredd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    runcorn
    Posts
    359
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    The tree in my post is half way down the steps on the right next to the railway line.

    Did not spot the tree nor the squirrel
    In the days when we had nothing we had fun.
    If tomorrow starts without me, remember I was here.

  6. #6
    Senior Member marie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wavertree
    Age
    38
    Posts
    233
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Sorry but, someone knows the name of these trees?



    I token this picture in Rennes, Breizh

  7. #7
    Senior Member billo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Aigburth
    Posts
    86
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Marie, it looks like what we call the Monkey Puzzle Tree, a quick Google image search found this written about the tree

    The monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) is native to the foothills of the Andes mountains in Chile and Argentina. This living fossil is considered to be the nearest relative to the trees of the Carboniferous period (300 million years ago). The tree definitely has a prehistoric look, with its heavy coating of overlapped, spiny leaves.

    Those very sharp leaves are what give the monkey puzzle tree its name. Observing the tree's spiny armor, a 19th-century Englishman purportedly commented that climbing the tree would be quite a puzzle for a monkey. (Never mind that there are no monkeys in the monkey puzzle tree's indigenous region.)

    The monkey puzzle tree was brought to England in the late 18th century by Archibald Menzies. While visiting Chile, Menzies was served some of the tree's edible seeds. Having never seen them before, he pocketed some of them, several of which sprouted on his voyage back to Europe. This unusual tree quickly found its way into the rare-plant gardens of Europe and later North America. Araucaria araucana is a relatively common sight as an ornamental tree in Pacific Northwest.

Similar Threads

  1. Strange fan noise
    By simliv in forum Liverpool South
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-09-2008, 12:16 AM
  2. Ever seen anything strange?
    By Cadfael in forum Liverpool Folklore and Oddities
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-14-2008, 12:03 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

For daily updates, to support us further or to join in the conversation: Follow us on Twitter @YOLiverpool / Like our Facebook Page: @yoliverpoolpics / Join the Facebook Group: YO! Liverpool Pictures

× Thanks for coming to the web site. Support our future by turning off your Ad-Blocker or consider a donation via PayPal or Credit Card!