I am always looking at the beautiful foliage this time of year, but I noticed a special and different tree that was amongst the other trees in Halfmoon. It took me a few times to notice this wasn't your average tall pine tree. In fact, it wasn't even a tree. What I found out blew my mind and apparently, they are everywhere.

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How it All Began

According to Cheddar Explains, it all began back in 1992 when a scenic town, Monument, Colorado was approached by Sprint to build a cell tower. The town was worried that this tower would take away from its scenic views of the mountains. Sprint hired a firm called Larson Camouflage which was known for creating natural-looking fake environments for Disney Parks, zoos, and museum exhibits. They created a way to disguise a cell phone tower as a tree.

What the Cell Tower Trees Look Like

They are disguised according to the environment. For instance, there is a mono palm tree, a Cyprus, an Elm, and even a cactus that contains a cell phone tower.

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So the next time you go for a drive, take an extra special look at those trees. They may be providing 5G while looking like they fit in with the rest of the beautiful scenery.

Now when I drive by the cell tower tree on Route 236 in Halfmoon in the plaza with a barbershop and a Thai restaurant, I can't help but look up at it and smile. I always knew there was something slightly off about that tree.

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