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The Trees of Mont Tendre


Mont Tendre -- indeed, most of the Swiss Jura -- indeed, most of Switzerland -- is a treasure house for people who like photographs of dead and dying trees. That's nearly always a sad thing, and it's been reported that the Swiss authorities are taking vigorous steps to correct that situation throughout the country. Nonetheless, dead and diseased trees can be beautiful in context.

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

15 May 2005, along the top ridge southwest of the summer of Mont Tendre

Mont Tendre, 20 May 2005

The Valley of Dead Trees, coming up from Les Rochettes to the south

The summit pylon of Mont Tendre in the distance

That's enough dead trees for the moment.

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The hut in the rocks of Les Rochettes, south part of Mont Tendre, 2004

August 2006


But now, a few more dead trees, mid-August 2006

Now, some of the same trees on a grey day in early June 2008

Dead grey trees against a dead grey sky

Joe testing dead trees' deadness. Mont Tendre is up on the left.


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 6 February 2005, revised 27 June 2008, 1 October 2014.


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