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Old 02-15-2018, 05:04 PM   #11
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I completely related when the author talked about seeing trees through a new perspective after visitors. I have often taken pictures of such awesome trees that would never work as lumber but stand so beautiful and gracious , seeming as old as the earth. So many passages that I would love to add here and comment on but you would best be served by reading the book if you have not.





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“For a forester, this tree is ugly, because it is crooked, which means you can’t get very much money for the wood,” he said. “It really surprised me, walking through the forest, when people called a tree like this one beautiful. They said, ‘My life hasn’t always run in a straight line, either.’ And I began to see things with new eyes.”
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Love that quote!
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I completely related when the author talked about seeing trees through a new perspective after visitors. I have often taken pictures of such awesome trees that would never work as lumber but stand so beautiful and gracious , seeming as old as the earth. So many passages that I would love to add here and comment on but you would best be served by reading the book if you have not.
I knew you would be as enthusiastic about this book as I was! Plant lovers cheat themselves if they don't learn of these discoveries. It causes one to relate differently with trees and shrubs in our yards and in the forest. A life changer for me...
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