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Sun May 26, 2013, 12:45 PM

Not Sure What To Call It

This was kind of the strangest thing I saw today. Cables passing through trees you see all the time in NY. This looks to me as if somebody decided to use a piece of a tree as some sort of insulator or I don't know what - hence the title. The steel cable is threaded through the cut piece of wood. It isn't an illusion I looked at it from both sides.


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Johnny Noshoes May 2013 OP
Scuba May 2013 #1
Johnny Noshoes May 2013 #4
ManiacJoe May 2013 #5
NV Whino May 2013 #2
Solly Mack May 2013 #3
Cassandra May 2013 #6
alfredo May 2013 #7

Response to Johnny Noshoes (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:56 PM

1. It would appear the tree grew around the cable, then was cut out when the tree was removed.

 

Perhaps you can see a drilled hole from another angle?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:11 PM

4. I didn't think of that...

yeah lookls like a branch must've grown around the cable and they just trimmed off around it. Still weird though.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:32 PM

5. That is exactly what happened.

That the tree was allowed to grow long enough to surround the cable hints at bad cable maintenance.

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Response to Johnny Noshoes (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:55 PM

2. Ha! Davey Tree didn't get there soon enough to whack the tree.

Note: in my area Davey Tree has the PG&E contract to whack trees to keep them from growing into the power lines. We have a plethora of trees with one side whacked off (lateral trimming, they say) or a big U whacked out of the middle. Davey is not well loved around here.

So, as for your photo… yay, tree!

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Response to Johnny Noshoes (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:27 PM

3. I like it.

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Response to Johnny Noshoes (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 10:58 AM

6. Shishkebab?

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Response to Johnny Noshoes (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 11:53 PM

7. There may have been phone wire on it at one time. It looks like phone wire above, and cable below.

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