Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The trees have no tongues...

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.

                    - Dr. Seuss 
                       The Lorax

Please, do not carve on trees!  (Don't paint on them either!)  The trees do not carve their names on you!  You shouldn't carve on them.

We need trees.  They provide us with food, with homes, with tools, with heat, with paper to write upon, with beauty, with oxygenThe trees do not need us.  In fact, they usually do better without us.

Trees were around millions of years before we were.  They survived when dinosaurs became extinct.  They survived Ice Ages.  They have survived everything we can throw at them.

Most of them live much longer than we do.  There are 2000 year old trees alive today.  The American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) shown in these pictures commonly live 150 - 200 years.

Respect the trees.  Don't carve on them.


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