Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Slices of Life

If trees could talk

This is the first of a two-part column. Because trees not only require but deserve two parts of our attention.

Majestic. Beautiful. Larger than life. Strong. All-knowing. All-seeing. Reaching skyward. Extending downward. Life-providing. Life sustaining. Simple. Complex. Miraculous. Useful. Worthy. Alive.



Trees don’t fight traffic or scramble in the morning hoping not to be late to work. They don’t ever cross the street or engage in friendly gossip. They don’t cross the street because they don’t move (at least not on their own). They don’t gossip because they don’t talk.

If only...


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