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Friday, January 21, 2011

Candidate for ugly tree contest

Yep, as far as trees go, this one is an abomination. I pass it almost every day when I drop off my kid at the Washington Street Education Center in Chelsea.  It's a glossy buckthorn, Rhamnus frangula, which means not only is it ugly, it's progeny are probably shooting up at an unholy rate in the woodlands nearby. God help us.

1 comment:

  1. I should sneak up there at night with my trusty saw and cut it down! Do you think they'd care? ;-)