Ah, the tall, majestic pine trees of central New Jersey. You can almost smell…hey. Waitaminute. That’s no pine tree!
It’s hard to tell from this photo (it’s from my cell phone) but that’s not a tree. It’s a cell phone relay tower. We were in one of the more tony neighborhoods of New Jersey and the people who live in big houses that are situated on big plots of land care a lot about the aesthetics of their community. They don’t want any ugly-ass cell phone towers littering their beautiful landscape. But, of course, they need cell phone service. Can you imagine life without it?
So the cell phone providers came up with this fantastic idea. They disguise the cell phone towers as pine trees. Call me cynical but they’re not fooling me one bit. I wonder if the birds are duped and build nests in them?
If you click on this you can see some of the white antennas sticking up out of the branches. Do they have these things in your community?