5x4 Stills. Film Stills. Digital Print, Hahne Muhle.
In the initial signs of adult oak decline the canopy does not appear to be affected, later a deterioration in the pigment of the leaves may be observed this is followed by death of fine twigs, and "extensive stem bleeding" in which dark fluid seeps from small cracks in the bark and runs down the tree trunk.
The prolepsis of the death drive is first observed in the desaturation of surfaces, their cauterization is as inevitable as it is hollow.