A recurring thought among ThursdayTreeLove bloggers is .. what if trees could talk? what must they be seeing and feeling? I have expressed such thoughts often as well.
Todays tree has been featured earlier on TTL before. It is a Mulberry (locally called Tooti) . Morus alba of the Moraceae family.
Its home is in an old apartment complex where the ageing buildings need major revamps that are only possible via redevelopment. The Mulberry grows in the centre of the plot and will certainly be affected in the rebuilding, and this rebuilding is vital for safety and health of the people living there. Obviously, home owners have to temporarily shift elsewhere till works are competed.
(Local laws mandate trees to be suitably replanted when such redevelopment takes place.)
For all these years, I have seen the tree grow upright and tall and full of fruit when in season.
Recently I noticed that the Mulberry seemed to be bowing down, its canopy touching the ground. Yet it is full of fruit.
Could it be sensing the upcoming changes? Must it be missing the laughter and chatter of people walking in the premises?
Or is it just a case of being top heavy and its wet branches becoming too heavy for the not very thick trunk to hold up especially in the heavy rain?
|Still laden with fruit
What do you think?
I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Do head over to see fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!