Growing despite the obstacles

I saw this tree in the Bronx, and the determination of nature to overcome the obstacles of the man-made city seems pretty amazing to me. It’s clearly been cut down to its current height from whatever it used to be, but it seems that this tree in its day wasn’t going to let the fence or the concrete wall stop it from growing. If you look at the detail to the right, the tree grew right through the fence and continued down the edge of the wall, until at some point it either rotted or was knocked off, which reveals the fence inside what was once the trunk of this tree. I also like the image on the left, as it makes me think of a monster with arms and a crazy tail trying to climb over the fence.

a tree in the Bronx, growing through and around a fence

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