Tag Archives: trees

on arbor day in ann arbor.

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“what did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?”

-pablo neruda

 

 

 

 

image credit: claudia tremblay, montreal

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night deposits.

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“hutchins office – night deposits”

“i find if you are in an office, the crisis finds you.

if you’re not in the office, the crisis finds somebody else. “

-jeremy corbyn

*city of ann arbor tree nursery, ann arbor, mi, usa

provides and nurtures saplings for city parks and streets 

along with mulch, logs, and all things to do with trees. 

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*when i visited the parks’ nursery, there was no one there, and i loved happening upon this unusual ‘office’ setting. it looks like it could have been a staff meeting day, as there were 2 chairs sitting together. as i continue my walk through the parks, i now have 9 left to go, and i’m quite sure that i will be finished by my goal of halloween.

the math of trees.

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when looking at the trees on the kinder playground

it’s easy to see how tall the little people are 

the green does not dare begin until it is

above and safely out of the reach of their tiny hands

even if they are standing on tippy toes

 pulling, climbing, bending, picking, snapping

the trees do the math and live to tell the tale.

“trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.”

-zora neale hurston

a tree by any other name……

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melbourne assigned some of its trees

numbers and email addresses

so that residents could report problems

like low hanging branches.

instead, thousands of people wrote them love letters.

what would you write to them?

“if you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”

-khalil gibran

credit: mentalfloss, the atlantic