The Branches of the illustration, contain objects such as apples; leaves etc. but also relevant items to the copy of the article. The 4 sections of the article break down as follows. Retail – old style ornate cash register, London Offices – Laptop, Farmland – tractor, and light Industry – padlock.
Each of the sections of the branches is colour-coded which also helps the reader relate to the different sections of the tree to the relevant sections of the article.
I enjoyed working on the tree illustration, it became an intricate execution, overlapping leaves and vines, I kept in mind while designing the tree to try not to make the whole illustration over-complicated and difficult to interpret visually.