As part of a project for my studies, I wrapped 4 different types of trees, each in a length of unbleached cotton tied with jute string.
For weeks now I have been looking for some interaction with the cloth.
but there has been nothing, except that the cloth is beginning to fall off the tree, which is just gravity at work.
Some animal has been running up and down the left hand trunk of this cedar and left dirt marks but the tree has not left its mark.
We are nearing the end of the rainy season here so I’m not expecting anything more to happen to these cloths but I will leave them up until I need them for some other ‘brilliant’ idea.
When I walk past these wrapped trees, I am reminded every time of the many trees in Northern India with 5 foot wide painted bands around the lower part of the trunk. For the 3 weeks we were travelling in India, I couldn’t work out why the people did this.