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A little something

Discussion in 'Homesteading, Horticulture, Permaculture, Prepping' started by Kristy, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Kristy

    Kristy Star child Retired Moderator

    I poem I would like to share that my sister shares with me today. It is about trees by Hermann Hesse.

    "Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life."

    Attached is the rest of the article for you to read the entire piece.

    https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/09/21/hermann-hesse-trees/
     
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  2. Linda

    Linda Sweetheart of the Rodeo Staff Member Global Moderator Administrator

    The electric company came through a while back to clear a power line easement that had not been managed for 10 years. Most of the easement was in the woods behind us. I knew that at least 3 trees would have to be cleared. Their branches in the lines posed too great a threat of sparking. With all the cedar around here, everything would go up like fireworks. There were 2 terrible fires in Austin that started this way.

    I went out to the trees before the cutters arrived and explained it was for the greater good, and that we honored their service. I sensed that they were ok with what was going to happen. It was shocking to watch 3 huge trees come down.
     
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  3. Kristy

    Kristy Star child Retired Moderator


    That is the best thing you could've done in that situation Linda. Whenever o have to remove a plant or tree or even do pruning I always let them know the reasons why.
     
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