Wednesday, April 18, 2012


"We have underestimated the importance of trees. They are not merely pleasant sources of shade but a potentially major answer to some of our most pressing environmental problems. We take them for granted, but they are a near miracle. In a bit of natural alchemy called photosynthesis, for example, trees turn one of the seemingly most insubstantial things of all — sunlight — into food for insects, wildlife and people, and use it to create shade, beauty and wood for fuel, furniture and homes."

From an article over at The New York Times.

The tree is the Major Oak, a very famous tree if you know the story of Robin Hood and only 5 miles from where I was born.

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