Human influence

In the picture above you have a rope hanging from a tree, which would normally not be out of the ordinary except this rope has been here so long the tree has literally grown around it so the rope is now part of the tree.

How long has it been there? Who put it there? How long will it remain there? Will it be removed by human hands or stay there until it decomposes?

All of these questions won’t be answered now. It’s amazing how human interference morphs the environment. what would that tree look like without that rope there? Has it scarred the tree or allowed for new habitation points for other bugs? Of course this is a small example. What about other man made features that humans have placed?