Speaking of “urban tumbleweeds,” a.k.a. plastic bags and other trash blown through the city, I began to notice back in early spring just how many street trees have some kind of trash caught in them. It’s probably not so apparent now that the trees have grown their full summer coat of foliage, but back then the number was astonishing. Nearly every tree I passed had some kind of plastic bag, ragged rag, bit of orange construction mesh, or other scrap adorning its bare branches, as if this were some kind of fashion trend for trees.
So, here is the scene from last spring. Brooklyn and Manhattan trees spotted wearing urban tumbleweeds!
By the way, some of these photographs are actually stills from videos I’ve been taking of plants. I have been trying for months to get these online and viewable; so far I’ve been experiencing serious technical difficulties. But I hope to soon unveil these and other Urban Plant Videos!
Have you seen any trees sporting urban tumbleweeds? Send us your photographs!