Wednesday, February 29, 2012
So What’s All this Fuss about Trees Anyway?
In the fourth grade my class had to memorize and recite Joyce Kilmer’s beloved poem, “Trees.” To this day it still rolls off my tongue like the Pledge of Allegiance. In parody and tribute to Kilmer’s sentimental masterpiece, Ogden Nash wrote, “I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall I’ll never see a tree at all.” So what’s all this fuss about trees anyway?