A Hallowe'en Tale

So recently I went to Westonbirt Arboretum.  It was a beautiful early autumn day perfect for a walk in the woods.
The colours of autumn were shining in the sun.  It was one of those, this a great day to be wandering around, enjoying the great outdoors and looking at trees days.  Until things began to take a sinister turn......
As I wandered along the many twisting turning paths I suddenly entered a part of the Silk Wood with a different feel.  There was dark and light - and I realised I was walking towards something quite disturbing.
Was this a prison for trees?  Why were they caged so?  There were clearly dangerous and have to be kept separate from each other and definitely away from the general public.

I mean - look at this one, it is definitely getting ready to pounce - I could almost feel the tension building up within it....
and this one - it looks sort of harmless but I am certain it is penned up for a reason.

Now the more gullible amongst you may believe the stories of it being protection against deer, rabbits and other fluffy big-eyed animals - but I have seen Bambi and I don't believe he ever ate a tree.  No - these trees are dangerous and I for one was very grateful to get away from this area and into the safer parts of the wood where the trees are safe to be alongside the public without additional security.
For those of you who take part - hope you have a great Hallowe'en.