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April 05, 2011


Joan these gnarly trees; how would one translate gnarly in French, or even Dutch for that matter.

Layla Morgan Wilde

Love this pics and I will be reviewing her fab book at my blog The Boomer Muse.


These are indeed plane trees, and they line roads all over France. The appearance you show here is not endemic to the tree itself but the result of a particular practice called "pollarding."

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