The trees pictured below are found all over the Provence area of France.
Notice how these seem a bit, bare?
They are supposed to look like this.
They are called Plane trees.
And the reason the trees in the top photo look sick,
is because they are.
Some towns we visited had hundreds of these sick looking plane trees.
The reason the trees look like that is because of a parasite,
or some such little creature
has been infecting and slowly killing these beautiful trees.
The origin of these little killers
is from ammunition boxes that arrived in France
from the United States.
The wood that made the ammo boxes carried with them
a Plane tree killer.
How strange is that?