The Sycamore or plane tree (Platanus occidentalis) seems to possess a talent for absorbing nearby objects like sidewalk pavers, railings and bits of masonry. This metal sign, whose useful days seem to be numbered, is on the block below my apartment in Jackson Heights, Queens. 

Go here to see a gallery of object-absorbing trees of all sorts on a German website.

Go here to see a nice painting of menacing plane trees by Van Gogh.

No comments: