Good tree, bad tree

We all know that appearances can be deceiving, and this seems to apply to what would otherwise call a good tree. On one of the first days of this year’s rainy season, we heard a big noise one late evening, coming from the bottom of the hill. A tree has fallen and, much to our surprise, it was what we thought to be a very good, healthy tree. It looks like it was a good tree on the outside, but completely rotten on the inside, thanks to our wonderful African termites.

I am going to have to treat all of our trees, since these termites will never stop the destruction.

Over the years they made themselves a nest within the trunk, slowly but surely destroying it form inside out. All was needed was a little wind and the mighty tree came down. These are some pictures I took of what is left:

Tree destroyed by termites

Tree destroyed by termites

Tree destroyed by termites

Tree destroyed by termites

Tree destroyed by termites

Tree destroyed by termites

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