Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Depressingly Sad


When palm trees were alive you didn't even notice how ugly those buildings are.
If you don't know why they're dying, click here or here.

25 comments:

biebkriebels said...

What a sad story. Terrible to lose all those beautiful palmtrees.

Hilde said...

indeed, very sad. and all that caused by such a little animal...

Dina said...

Never mind the buildings, but your poor palm trees look so sad. :( Are they going to cut them down or is there a chance for recovery?
My town recently invested a lot of money to plant rows and rows of mature palms. Now this month they had to put traps out for this pest, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very sad indeed, Jose! We have Asian beetle invaders her in Canada too but they are killing ash trees and evergreens. Not all global trading is a positive thing, I'm afraid!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I remember that post Jose, a dreadful outcome.

Babzy said...

wow , impressive , hope they will save the others trees :)

José Mendonça said...

@Dina: Yes, they will cut them down.

Sami said...

I also remember when you posted about that pest on the palm trees. A sad outcome!

Merisi said...

Tristesse pure!

I remember reading about the reason for Italian's palm tree succumbing to that pest. Too bad!

Judy said...

That is very sad. We have an invasive 'bark beetle' that is killing our pine trees.

Aimeecakes said...

What a shame! Amazing the damage a few bugs can do...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, this is SO SAD, Jose!! And what a dreadful loss!!

RedPat said...

Horrible, JM! As Eg said we have an Asian beetle attacking our ash trees and they have been cutting down thousands and thousands of them to try and stop the spread. I don't know if it is working.

Petrea Burchard said...

It's sad. But I have faith in nature, she knows what she's doing.

Photo Cache said...

Oh really a sad tale. What's next? Are they going to replace them? Have they solved the problem and eradicated the beetles?

Fotolosopher said...

I'm not sure of the disease...in Florida, we've lost a lot of palms, too. They leaves turn yellow and then they die.

The buildings look a lot like the condos along Florida's east coast! :)

William Kendall said...

A dreadful problem. They're so small and yet they cause so much destruction.

Beatriz said...

Maravilhosa visão, amei!!!

Grande abraço

Bia <°))))<
www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

Jack said...

This is terrible. Florida has a tremendous number of palm trees. I haven't heard of the Asian beetles around here. I sure hope they stay away.

Bob Crowe said...

Are there alternative trees that are resistant to the pest? The trees around the Arch would survive no for than a few more years for a similar reason. They have been all torn out and are being replaced.

Randy said...

That is sad.

PJ said...

Uh oh. We went through that when I lived in the Midwest and Dutch elm disease swept in. It is very sad.

bailey-road.com said...

Sad to see.

Rhodesia said...

That is terrible, everything is so spoilt. Very sad. Diane

Christina Andromeda said...

even ugly building have great potentials with some elegant touches.