Nice Photos of Ugly Cell Phone Trees

March 26, 2013 | Andy Cush

They’re one of the most beguiling architectural features of the modern landscape: cell phone towers, poorly disguised as trees, dotting the forests, highways, and suburbs. Photographer Dillon Marsh noticed the towers’ garish beauty and began documenting them in 2009. Coming from South Africa, the birthplace of foliage-clad network towers, he’s had a lot of time to ruminate on their existence.

“Even though the gesture is well-meaning, in many cases the result seems clumsy and unconvincing,” Marsh told Wired. “Most people don’t feel strongly positive or negative about them, but simply view them as a curiosity.”

Take a look at a few highlights in the gallery.