As I sit here looking out my window, I can see the largest tree on my property.
It's a large oak tree. Nothing attractive about it. The squirrels seem to really
like it and there is some large openings in it further up the tree.
Some times when at my desk, as I am now, I am almost entranced when I
look out the window at the old oak tree. I guess the word 'wonder' would be
more appropriate. How long has that tree been there? How long did it take
to grow? Did someone plant it?
When I look at that tree, I know it is hundreds of years old. Maybe over a
thousand years old.
IF that tree was to fall, was to be destroyed, could another tree really take
it's place? NO, it never could. You could plant a fast growing pine but it
would not be an oak tree. If you plant another oak tree like it, another
hundreds if not thousands of years before it grew up big and strong like it's
Where I sit was once a tree. Now it is a house.
No matter what anyone says, our forestry is and has been depleting and has
been for many years.