Local Heart, Global Soul

September 21, 2018

Placing A Tree Outside The Box…

Whilst photographing the rebuilding of Christchurch during our New Zealand visit of December 2017/ January 2018, I often see the unexpected. It’s the little things, the quirky and imaginative that catches my eye. In this instance it’s one solitary tree and the fence surrounding it. A fine specimen of the tree too, resplendent in it’s Sumner dress of green leaves. Wisely the owners wanted to keep this tree, and to keep it from harm whilst heavy machinery like diggers made the foundations to the new house, whilst scaffolding poles were being wielded around and the like. Usually what a contractor does is  build a fence around the property and tell the workers to try and be careful. In this instance the contractor made doubly sure that there would be no damage by literally thinking outside of the box… and placing the fence between the tree and the construction taking place. What a brilliant idea! I also love that not only have they done this, but there is also a bench there too, so passers-by can stop and take a rest under the wide leafy boughs.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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