Neglected Structures & Overgrown Places #16 — The Demise of a Tree Stump


bracket fungi

Dead tree in brackets:
a stump in isolation
[Nature’s own sub-clause].



Alienย  attack!
Green monster from outer space
observes death of tree.


Rotten Tree Stump & Honey Fungus

Eroded, blackened,
attacked by honey fungus;
not long now, tree stump.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

10 thoughts on “Neglected Structures & Overgrown Places #16 — The Demise of a Tree Stump”

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen green slime coming out of a tree before Sarah. Very inventive post with the pics and Haiku telling the story of this ‘alien’ invasion ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Although it looks like it’s slime coming out of the tree, it’s actually that slime has besieged the remaining bracket fungus. Anyway, Sherri, I’m glad you liked the story of the ‘alien’ invasion ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I love all these haiku, but the bracket one is possibly my favorite, with how easily you link language with grammar with punctuation with nature. Wow! Amazing photos, too. Now I know the name of those fungi (thank you, Sarah). Great work all around.

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    1. Maybe happy for the fungi, but not so happy for the surrounding gardens if that honey fungus spreads. I’m glad the person who owns that tree stump isn’t my neighbour.
      When we had a rotten apple tree, Mister wrestled with it and pulled it out of the ground, roots and all. He said that lots of people cut trees down to stumps and then wonder why they haven’t the leverage of a decent height of trunk to hang on to, for pulling out the roots. Also, no roots left behind, mean honey fungus is less likely.

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