Walking along a beautiful trail along the "Balcon des Iles", near Hyères, I had been watching this small cork oak tree splitting the big rock for some time, wondering when it would finally make it crumble. But the "Forces of Order" were not having it and cut the small tree down in the spring cleaning of the waysides. Too dangerous to let a big rock fall on a forest path that serves the forest office and the fire brigade, as well as walkers and hikers. "Cleaving the cleaver" put an end to the danger - unless the forces of water and ice are going to continue the entropic work.

Ende der Spaltung
Das Ende des Spaltung

Other trees cut down in this "spring cleaving" showed signs of decay from the inside.