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Saturday, June 30

Trees Are Important

I ran among the big trees today. This grove of towering giants
seem out of place in suburbia. For some reason, unknown to me,
the Oregon loggers left them standing.
Trees are a runner's friend. A major source of oxygen. They also provide shade, quietness and beauty.
I expect they will slowly disappear - one by one, chopped down to protect nearby houses and roadways. Till then - I will treasure them.

Fossilized trees found in Gilboa, New York date back 385 million years ago.
The Wattieza was a fern like tree that grew over 25 feet tall!