I don’t know what kind of tree this is, but I have to admire the tenacity with which it continually regrows branches/suckers that have been cut off.
You can see scarred burls from years of pruning all along the length of the trunk in the photo of the whole tree.
When you take a closer look, you can see the tiny beginnings of larger future growths, where skinny little twigs have emerged from the mounded remains of the first round or two of pruning.
The tree’s continual sprouting reminds me of the Hydra, that serpentine monster of Greek mythology that grew back two heads for every one that was cut off. Just a relentless life force.
Which, now that I think about it, makes me wonder: Shouldn’t we all be taking a few pointers from this tree? 😀