David Cook (davidcook) wrote,
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The wilds of Glasgow ...

If a city or large town in Scotland were to be completely abandoned by people (and mammals and insects and other creatures), how long before it would be completely overgrown, with buildings crumbling and roads ruined and forest taking over ?

Poll #491912 Wilderness poll

The greening of Glasgow.

Less than 5 years.
0(0.0%)
5 to 10 years.
6(31.6%)
10 to 20 years.
5(26.3%)
20 to 50 years.
2(10.5%)
50 to 100 years.
1(5.3%)
100 to 500 years.
2(10.5%)
More than 500 years.
0(0.0%)
Never.
3(15.8%)


(I've been walking around the city quite a bit at lunchtimes; it's amazing how many buildings have plants growing on them, and I'm not talking about mere seedlings here - substantial bushes and occasional trees sprouting from chimneys, gutters, rooftops, ledges and downpipes. It's most obvious on a few derelict buildings around the place, which have greenery sprouting all over, but even well-maintained buildings have something growing in the gutters.
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