Nature's profile is rich and dynamic. It enraptures us, brings reminiscences of childhood, and re-creates the images of the Lost Paradise. It offers refuge from urban living, and recess from daily grind. It also tells us of what we are missing, or what we are going to miss, perhaps forever. The magnificent profile of nature reminds us to do our part to save Mother Earth so that her beauty and bounty are preserved and enjoyed by us and future generations.
- Abercio Valdez Rotor, Ph.D.
At first glance the road and tree are tilting toward each other - which only shows the extent of the "Living Pisa" phenomenon. The tree is found near the junction of Regalado and Fairview avenue going to SM Fairview in Quezon City.
Actually there are thousands of leaning trees in Metro Manila that are pruned to keep them from touching power lines and communication cables running overhead. These are actually the few survivors, but sooner or later they too, will give in to the consequences of deprivation and the law of gravity. ~
The Leaning Fire Tree
Fire tree, burn and speak with rage, before your flowers are your wreath; burn the whole day through to its edge, but never die with the sunset.