What is a tree?

Trees are a way of thinking.

Charles Darwin’s sketch of a tree of life

Trees are survivors.

camphor tree in Hiroshima, Japan (credit: Katy McCormick)

Trees are giants.

giant sequoia, Sequoia National Park, CA (photo credit: Michael Nichols/National Geographic)

Trees are ancient.

4,853-year-old bristlecone pine, Inyo County, CA (photo credit: Mike Ver Sprill)

Trees are records.

Photo credit: Peter M. Brown, Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research

Trees are wild, even in the city.

View from my back yard toward our house which faces Waverly Way

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