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Photographer's Note

This is not, as it first looks, three heads on spikes. It is the tops of the branches of one of the famous London Plane trees that has been pollarded.

Pollarding is a way of cutting back trees to encourage them to be bushier in future years (as far as I know) and gets done every five to ten years. I noticed when I was walking home in the evening that the stumps left at the end look like severed heads on poles with a little bit of hair growing.

Not the best picture in the world, but it just took my fancy...

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  • Copyright: Toby Hillman (tobyh) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 17] (132)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-02
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-05-25 13:00
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