Trees: Re-use of the Fallen

October's storm left some spectacular tree wreckage on Hilly Fields, and the fallen giants now serve as makeshift climbing frames and Mecano sets

On the north side of the hill (left), the jagged stumps have been painted neon, while on the south side (right), someone has used broken branches to build tipis from that would shame the Wicker Man.

Thanks to Transpontine, who did this first.

8 comments:

Chris Wheal said...

The teepees (or tipis) - and much more - were built as part of the Hilly Fields children's play day you advertised on here earlier http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/hilly-fields-wild-play-day-march-11th.html

maisie_moo said...

I don't like the neon paint on the tree - it's gilding the lily: crude and ugly, and totally out of place.

Brockley Nick said...

There's surely room for a bit of neon in your life. It's not like it's the only tree in town.

Woodman said...

Not the only tree in town, but definitely the ugliest!

Chris Wheal said...

I love the painted tree. I thought it was an excellent and creative idea.

maisie_moo said...

I'm not opposed to neon - I like all the art on the walls in the mews and so on - I just think the last place it belongs is in the middle of our lovely park.

Jim McG said...

I agree, it does not look cool at all.

tamsin bacchus said...

Although it is almost the natural colours of the inside of a Honey Locust tree (like the one that came down in the Telegraph Hill Upper Park a few years back).

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