It is now early winter here in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada, so this affords an opportunity to be able to see and photograph the tree bark without leaves obstructing visibility.
I came by this unusual sight where some one had previously cut to lines around a tree trunk with a chainsaw.
Why someone did this I do not know, but it is known that if you cut through the bark to the wood and remove a one inch wide strip of bark all the way around any tree, that it will lead to the death of the tree.
I do not think that any officials would ever be irresponsible to conduct a test like this on a healthy tree on a public street, knowing that it could lead to the death of the tree and it becoming a safety hazard as well as the loss of a beautiful tree.
I am providing this photo series for scholars and academics to use for study..