Don't Anger Your Trees!

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Don't Anger Your Trees!

We've all heard that plants can feel pain, but can they also think?   Possibly true!

When we were selling our home in Beaverton, Oregon three years ago, I was cutting away extra shrubs and bushes to improve the curb appeal.

This particular bush had grown quite large, and it was late in the day when I got it cut down far enough to saw off and dig it out, so I decided to finish it the next morning.  That night, the bark was smooth and unblemished, as I remember clearing away the area to make my cut.

With saw and shovel in hand the next morning, this is what I found as I reached down to place my saw at the point I had selected the previous evening.  I couldn't believe my eyes!  Over night, the tree had grown this face!

Don't Anger Your Trees

I lost all desire to remove this tree.  I finished its' manicure, and upon the sale of our home, introduced it to my buyer, and he agreed to let it live a long life!  Wouldn't you?

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Mary Parkin
West USA Realty, Inc. - Peoria, AZ

WOW!  That is amazing!  I better check my trees!  Thanks for sharing Gary!

Jun 09, 2011 11:11 AM #1
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Gary-There's life! What an incredible photo and story, good for you leaving it and passing on the story to the new home owner. Best. 

Jun 09, 2011 11:22 AM #2
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