Nothing but a stump
where once a mighty birch stood.
A new tree rises.
Alas, this new young life was not to be. Around August 10th, I looked out the window and saw a branch lying on the ground. Not realizing what it was, I simply placed it in the compost bin. The next day, I was horrified to see that the new shoot was gone. Then the light went on. Not sure if wind, cats, dogs or people helped it meet its demise.
In fact I hadn’t a twig of an idea what happened. I just could not root it out. Maybe a passerby had gotten trunk and stump-led into it by mistake. What was I to do with this new branch of the birch family tree? I couldn’t just bark at the suspected perpetrators. I couldn’t just leave it there. I had to treed it with some respect. What wood you have done in my place?