On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw a tree in a cage. It must have done something very wrong to be imprisoned. I wondered why it had not been transferred to a proper tree correctional facility but perhaps the authorities felt that leaving it by the road side would act as a detterent to other trees who might be tempted to misbehave.
I mentioned this to the tall person who told me not to be silly. He said that a cage had been put around the tree to stop it rolling down the steep hill.
Hmm, and I thought my interpretation was far-fetched!