Sunday, May 13, 2007

The demise of a the Eyldergaard Tree



I posted a blog about a local tree a few months back which I was always impressed with. On my trip to the the supermarket on my bike today I was very shocked to see it had been butchered. The tree I estimate must have been over 200 years old, sitting in a suburb of Maastricht 'Eyldergaard' which is built up of houses from the 70's. What a sad loss that the only piece of history has vanished. I guess they did it on safety reasons as it would have fallen on to the surrounding houses but it will really miss my big tree. I might start hugging trees in future just incase I don't get to say goodbye.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was alsof for me a shock that the tree was gone... :-(
I live for 20 years here in the Eyldergaard and grow up with this tree.. it really makes me sad.. i loved that tree..

sophie said...

I cannot believe it, such a lack of sensitiveness and nature spirit! I cannot believe it was really necessary... :-(

I was looking for ancient trees lately, and I found a beautiful page about this, maybe it can cheer you up! http://82.94.219.20/~jpa/index.html

sophie said...

hi polarbear! I'm very glad that you liked the link, I found that web page amazing, really beautiful and made with lots of care. I look forward to travel there and be close to some of those beautiful trees, they must irradiate an energy of ages... it makes me tremble just from here...

please post me your impressions when you find some of them!