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!
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?