I stand tall, like to shed my bark.

human beans use it to create art

sentinels that guard sacred grounds

unusual majestic versatility astounds

 

shorter ones produce tea tree oil

we prefer to grow in swampy soil

Australian natives we grow quick

bark is whitish papery n thick

 

all trees contribute to clean the air

home to many creatures, we care

we grow nuts and fruits with flair

mango plums peach and pear

 

destroying us is mighty unfair

we grow with grace don’t make us rare

plant more and hug us if you dare

we are vital for survival

 

Carrot Ranch Challenge, May 16, 2019, prompt:In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that goes in search of trees. It can be one particular tree, a grove, woods, or forest. What makes the tree worth seeking? Go where the prompt leads!