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  A Tree For All Seasons
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, February 04, 2010
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“Trees outstrip most people,

 In the extent, and the depth,

Of their work for the common good.” 

 

Sara Ebenreck

 

 

I was wandering through the forest

Rejoicing in the snowy winter season

When I came upon, a life-long friend

A tree Nature provides, for many reasons

 

The Juniper is a friend - to man, animal, and bird

It’s a tree that provides company, shelter, and food

And, whenever I spot a Juniper, on my travels all about

I find that this friend soon puts me in a very good mood

 

In the Spring, it provides nesting areas for many types of birds

In the Summer, it provides shade when the Sun becomes too hot

In the Fall, many types of migratory birds can be found resting in it

And in the Winter, this Juniper can be a life-saver, offering quite a lot

 

If you are ever lost in the wilderness, the Juniper is there, to provide its bounty

Its many berries are life-sustaining - for famished men, hungry birds, and beasts

Native Americans revered the ancient Juniper for its numerous medicinal remedies

Eating its berries, and making a tea from its twigs, can be quite a little gourmet feast

 

About 55 species of this magnificent tree can be found all across our planet

And about a dozen species, can be located right here, in these United States

The Juniper is quite hardy, and can easily be planted around home and garden

And now, after penning this, for next Spring’s planting season, I can hardly wait

 

“He who plants a tree,

Plants hope.”

 

Lucy Larcom

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©2010, Mr. Ed

 

 

 

 
 


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Reviewed by John Domino 9/15/2011
Awesome Ed!

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/5/2010
Excellent information and beautiful writing, Ed.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/4/2010
My neighbor planted a row years ago. Now they're 40 feet tall and skinny. The ravens and hawks love to hang out in the tops surveying the excitement below. Patrick
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/4/2010
how exc iting bro,you're going to plant a Juniper!
Wish I could. Let me know when you do it! Spring
will be here before we know itYippee!!!

sis
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/4/2010
Partial to pines myself...don't think I ever actually came across a Juniper in person...ed
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/4/2010
Beautiful write, Ed; well done! Love the piccy and music! Just perfect!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 2/4/2010
Absolutly beautiful Ed, as you continue to educate us with your words of wisdom.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/4/2010
Wonder if our far far long ago forefathers were living on juniper trees, no way to venture down on the hungry velociraptors turf if you don't need, although...if mother in law on the same tree...well?

Georg

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 2/4/2010
Much of your breath depends on them too, but soon there'll only be parking lots, our everlasting tombstone, enjoy while you can.
Great write Ed, Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 2/4/2010
ED - Thank you for sharing such good info!

but, I wouldn't know a JUNIPER if it BIT me! tk.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/4/2010
Thanks for this very informative write, Ed! I love trees...all of them! Wonderful poem..

Anna
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 2/4/2010
An all season tree is a tree for all seasons. It is the tree of life and an image of knowledge as knowledge is sometimes attributed to something that feeds and shelters you always. You and me share one similarity: Trädvan, Swedish word meaning friend of the tree.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/4/2010
I love the juniper tree...I wear Juniper breeze body lotion everyday and I tell you for a person my age, I have the best skin!

I just love this natural poem about a very magnificent tree!

Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/4/2010
a beautiful and fitting tributr to this tree!

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