The river shrinks and black crows gorge on bright mangoes in still, dustgreen trees.

  • It's "still (dustgreen) trees". The mangoes are in the trees.
    – Hot Licks
    Sep 17, 2019 at 2:06
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    Hi user361849. The trees are still. It means they are not moving. Sep 17, 2019 at 3:42

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The author uses "...in still..." to describe the "...the (dustgreen) trees."

Since the author is describing the trees, in still is an adjective.

Using the Cambridge dictionary, still is defined as:

staying in the same position; not moving:

So the author is describing "...the (dustgreen) trees" to be not moving.

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