#1082 – Bore

There are a few streets around here where a row of trees and a row of telephone or power lines share the same narrow strip of land running along the edge of the road. Consequently the trees have to be constantly trimmed back so they don’t interfere with the wires. This results in lots of crazy looking trees that have a big “U” shape or sometimes a full circle cut out of them.


14 thoughts on “#1082 – Bore”

  1. ZeoViolet says:

    If Biff can tune into their radio frequencies too he’s got it made.

    There’s a rare drive-in theatre in my community. 😉

  2. Baughbe says:

    What I think is crazy is in my town, they (the town) plant new trees directly under power lines. You’d think somebody would have enough sense to plant them a few feet away.

  3. Weerd2normal says:

    This reminds me of the scene from the new final destination movie…anyway…I have never been to a drive in theater, i have seen them through out my travels, but i guess i am too young to understand the novelty of a drive in…

  4. steve-o says:

    Is it just me, or do the last two comics seem a bit more… cartoonish than usual?

  5. Chris says:

    @Coyoty – I think that’s my favorite kind. It looks like a big green monster coming up out of the ground.

  6. Cyndaquazy says:

    I have this very vague memory of going to a drive-in, back in South Africa, when I was very young (like 4 years old). Thank goodness I have a first-story room, so that all of my trees can stay hole free. Another thing: the people around my town have enough sense to plant trees away from power lines, so that you just see trees with a huge chunk taken out of their side (which looks way more normal than a hole).

  7. i.half4 says:

    @Coyoty: The weird thing about trees like this is that they look like they are going to fall apart, as if the branches which reach out sideways were somehow supported by the ones going straight up.

  8. Kevin Sleet says:

    I have a street like that a block away.
    Those trees are given the flat-top treatment.

  9. Jessie says:

    Someone did that in my hometown so they could see the school bus coming from the upstairs window. That was years ago and it has since grown in, but it was an odd sight.

  10. MaskedMan says:

    My father’s place had a drive-in beside it for years and years. They closed it recently. 🙁

  11. darkwatersong says:

    We have L shaped trees around here in SoCal. Its actually and upside down L but that’s how traffic and the power companies cut them.

  12. Radical Edward says:

    You think trees missing a chunk out of them is weird? I remember people climbing to the top of the tallest trees to set up our satellite TV and internet. Sometimes, they would have to cut down surrounding trees to make the reception clear. I hated when bad weather came along. We’d get a bad signal.

  13. Marscaleb says:

    There’s still a drive-in theater in a city I delivered pizzas in last year.
    When I was delivering in that neighborhood I always wondered what that must be like for those homes that were right next to it.
    Geez, what if you’re trying to raise kids, and they are playing R-rated movies on a screen you can see from your backyard?

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