Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Trees Today, Forest Tomorrow

There's a plot of land on the side of the freeway that used to be a Christmas tree farm. Now it's completely overgrown, a mini forest right there on Interstate 5. Every time we drive by that stretch of freeway it makes me wonder what happened and why it closed down.

I never really understood the reasoning behind cutting down a perfectly good tree, propping it up in your living room, and then tossing it into the garbage a month later. Sure, they smell wonderful, but I'm content to stick with an artificial one and let trees grow in the ground where they belong.

Whatever the circumstances of that tree farm closing its doors, I'm sure it serves as a wonderful haven for birds now. And that's all that really matters.

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