Strength, stillness, never judgmental - not even of the man with the axe or the chainsaw. Power, kindness, embued with timelessness. Slow, tall, noble and knowing. Royal, majestic, fun and friendly. Always, all ways, today and tomorrow. Limber, lumber, standing and falling. Treasured, loved, leaning and lent on. Shelter and shade, winter and summer. Twigs, branches, snapping and gathering. Leaves growing and leaves falling. Compost rotting and newness springing. Roots and rootedness, stumbling and grumbling. Arms outstretched, needing a hugging. Moss softening, trunks toughening. Greenwood, heartwood, softwood, hardwood. Where wood we be without the dear wood? Tree magic, tree wisdom, here before us, knows more than all of us. Without the trees we would not be here. We owe them... everything.