Trees stand as bulwark for humanity.
Ramrod sentinels of our wellbeing.
A shield from the blistering hotness,
Balm for the concrete of our surroundings.
Absorb the pollutants and carbon emissions,
Keeping the air clean and healthy being their mission.
Sooth our nerves as they swing and sway
A scenic delight in springboard of May.
Feed us fruits, nuts and berries.
Home: for birds, squirrels and bees.
Sometimes, lush green, sometimes sadly wilted,
Sometimes leafless, sometimes darkly bared.
Pointers of changing seasons,