Do you have a favourite tree? Did you give it a name? Do you sometimes talk to your tree?
That’s alright you know, as long as it doesn’t answer back. If it does, sorry, I can’t help you.
Our Faith Development Team is discussing the role of trees in today’s society. We are unsure as to how we value the trees around us, so this lecture will try to set some parameters to this discussion.
Let’s look at the conifer species; pines, spruces, firs or cedars. These species keep their needles throughout the year (evergreen). All woody plants exhibit both primary and secondary growth. Primary growth occurs right after bud break in the spring and trees put on height growth in early summer very quickly. Secondary growth occurs later in the growing season when the trees put on diameter growth and increase in strength and wood production.
Let’s look at your special tree. I’m sure that you know if it’s an evergreen or a deciduous species. You should know its species and if it’s healthy or sick.