The Tree of Life

Henry Wu: You're implying that a group composed entirely of female animals will... breed? 
Dr. Ian Malcolm: No, I'm, I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way. 
- Jurassic Park

He who believes in BC, though he die, yet will he live!

The Brockley Christmas Tree, paid for with the generous donations of Brockley Central readers, and watered with their tears, has defied scientific understanding by taking root in the good Brockley soil, despite being bought as a cut tree.

The tree stands on Brockley Common and the Brockley Cross Action Group confirms it will now be a permanent fixture. Rupert says:

The Brockley Xmas tree - which needs straightening, one of our tasks! - is curious. Despite being a cut tree it is very much alive and as a result we intend to keep it as a permanent living tree, providing of course it survives. We did have a debate about whether to have a permanent Xmas tree, it looks like the tree may have made the decision for us!

12 comments:

Tina Mammoser said...

Not sure that "defies" scientific understanding. Lots of cut plants will grow roots. Just that with something as large as a tree it is more unlikely if it isn't in soil or water quickly enough after cutting, or isn't left in place long enough to grow before the outer branches die at a quicker rate. Sounds like the BC tree had both points on it's side! :) Will they be leaving the solar lights on? That would be lovely!

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, for the avoidance of doubt no it's not genuinely a miracle beyond human understanding and Brockley Central is not Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

Science Schmience! A Holy Christmas Tree.

No doubt it has healing powers.

We must divine what those are!

Anonymous said...

Miracle on Coulgate Street!

Anonymous said...

Can we now have a CPZ before the throngs of the curious arrive.

Tamsin said...

That is lovely! Clever little (or actually quite big)thing...

Do ensure that it is supported enough - Brockley-ites donated to buy it, can there also be a way of donating to get it proper support. Such things don't necessarily come cheap.

Anonymous said...

And a Waitrose?

Mb said...

Lou wanted a permanent Christmas tree and lo, the Christmas tree did take route. Lou is Jesus Christ, now where's me nails?

Lou Almighty said...

Rejoice! I would love to explain how I did it but I am busy befriending prostitutes and overturning moneylenders' tables. And I've got to knock up a fish supper for a big group of friends tonight.

Blessed is the Overground. Amen.

Mb said...

Take "route" ? Sigh.... I need a sub editor.

Tamsin said...

I dunno, it's rather suite.

Anonymous said...

Nature is not clever, god is. See you at the tree for worship after work.

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