Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wounded Beyond Repair

An 80 year old tree at Wisdom House had to be taken down due to its decayed interior.

I've learned that tree wounds that start with an injury or a break in the tree bark expose the underlying wood to bacteria and fungi.  The tree often produces a chemical to block the invasion of these microorganisms in an attempt to seal off damage, but this is not always successful.

Blessed be our trees and all living beings who live with wounds and bear them with courage.

~ Rosemarie Greco, DW