Sunday, October 3, 2010

The ubiquitous roadside gulmohar

Much space has been devoted on this blog to the gulmohar and to roadside trees; the sight of a roadside tree, in all probability a gulmohar or a copperpod, that has one entire side chopped off to make way for a building never fails to move me. It seems so off balance, a deliberate mutation. Its good to see that most of the trees that are being planted now in the city are being placed along the center of the roads, giving them the space to grow out their branches on either side.

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