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I Love Forests and Trees

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    Another essay I wrote for my college apps this fall; I hope you like it! From deep in the woods, I hear the beating of a heart. Peering out from my place on the cluttered earth, all I can see are trees of the past draped across mossy trees standing tall. It wouldn't be difficult...
    VakreLivet VakreLivet 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    Highest Hill In The Range

    I grew up in a village that was the highest in the range. The village was surrounded by Beech woods that were beautiful. The sentinel trees canopied the ground but the stately trunks were as columns in a temple to nature. I miss my life under the trees but I am a frequent...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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    I Gave Names to Trees

    When I worked at an astronomy observatory (I was the dome assistant, that is, the guy who turned the dome so that the opening kept pointing at the desired object LOL), we used to go up the mountain everyday. At a certain height, the trees became pine trees. We saw the trees every...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 10, 2008

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    I Want To Be A Forester

    I LOVE nature!! I always have :) - the thing is I'm torn between the things I love.....I want to be a forester, but I also want to be a manga-ka and baker.....if I do Forestry I will be dealing with things that I love, protecting the things that I love, be paid well, an still be...
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 13-15, F Nov 2, 2013

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    Redwood Park in British Columbia,

    Canada = Amazing! The trees are massive.
    MB777 MB777 18-21, F Dec 9, 2013

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    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 8, 2012

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    California Sequoia National Park

    GIANT DINOSAUR TREES. that sums up this part of the woods. My home state of California, the ONLY place on Earth these giant trees can grow, like the Captain Sherman tree, one so ancient it was around during the time of Jesus, and many more so large they could block 3 lanes of...
    SynysterGates510 SynysterGates510 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    I Want to Go.

    To a heavily wooded forest where there is a small pond and meadow in the center.  The pond is connected to a creek with tiny waterfalls, and the water is clear.  There are flowers and butterflies all around.  I want to go there and meet Little Bear.  If only...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2009

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    Time In The Tree...

    Someone had nailed two by fours to the trunk and it was easy to access what would otherwise have been an impossible climb for me. At first I would go there because it reminded me of my home in West Virginia, where my best friend had taught me to climb trees and ride bikes. The...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    Worked With 10 Year Old Daughter Transplanting Trees Today

    Oh yeah, it was sure fun: we spent some time identifying a white pine and a red oak in the back yard, then transplanted three red oaks from the gas company property next door (they have a right of way and mow the trees down once they get a certain size anyway) into our yard. ...
    ward ward 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    Sacred Grove

    Forests are so magical and beautiful I can picture little fairy's flying around and they are so peaceful and quite too I would love to live in forest away from the rest of the world just me and husband in a beautiful forest just like the sacred grove the ...
    TwilightPrincess87 TwilightPrincess87 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2008

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    Sleepy Hollow

    I am not much on Winter. I do love my forest, my trees to be green. But no matter, I can enjoy, love my woods... forest of trees anytime of the year. Yesterday I had some time on my hands... no place I had to go at any time. *smile* I took a road home I haven't driven in awhile...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    Trees R For Climbing

    Wer i live there is a forest at the end of my backyard.Me and my frends hav a swampfort its two storys and you haveto clim a ladder to get in the first floor.some dads put roof shingles on so its rain proof, but the grounf is always swampy and you havto were rubber boots or you...
    squirelbud squirelbud 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    The Redwoods of California

    Oh my, we went for a couple drives through redwood forests in California earlier this year.  Those are some beauties!  We didn't make it to the Avenue of the Giants; the biggest living trees we saw were three or four feet in diameter; we did see some stumps that were...
    ward ward 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    City Bred Forest Lover

    Yes, I was born and raised in the city and maintained that lifestyle for 60 years. I ended up buying  some property in the mountains on a ridge where the forest is so thick you can only see the valley below in the winter after the leaves have fallen. Even then you can only...
    newme2 newme2 70+, M May 23, 2010

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    Walking Through The Woods With Granddaughter

    It was warm today, even though Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  I had my granddaughter out for a walk to the corner store for a lollipop, and then a visit to my dad's place, and then back to our house through the woods.  We had a stretch of hard-packed dirt road...
    ward ward 56-60, M Nov 22, 2010

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    Especially In Autumn..

    A walk through a nice forest in autumn is so beautiful. Our dog running around, stirring up the fallen leaves. Jumping around like a little puppy. The sun shines through the forest, beautiful shadows on the ground. And the beautiful light makes the forest seem like a paradise...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 15, 2008

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    I've Always Wanted to Go...

    ...to the rainforest. It looks like such a beautiful, mysterious, intoxicating place. But I know it's a little dangerous these days. I don't really care, honestly. But I would much rather do it with some people who would enjoy the experience, instead of worrying all the time. It...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    A Beautiful Vista

    We were driving to this wonderfully quaint little mountain town in northwest Arkansas, and just before getting into the town is a small antique shop with an incredible view that goes for miles. We had enjoyed some good herb during the drive, and were feeling wonderful as we got...
    nukemycorndog nukemycorndog 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    Green!

    ive lived in belize all my life and its only predictable that i love the forests and trees. since i was little ive enjoyed going on walks in the 'bush' and just looking in awe at how magical everything seems. from the fresh air to the wild color flowers, i am just amazed by...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2009

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    Where Will I Be In 2013

     The heart of the Mother beats loudly in the forest, the creatures all know when the Mother comes and flows with them all in the trees of emerald green,,,,regal and full of life,,,the forest digs down deep into the Mothers external being,,,connecting her to all of the...
    maryomaga3 maryomaga3 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2010

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    We need them to live; a world of bare soil

    and concrete flooded by rain that has nowhere to go to is a pared down monstrosity. We build such ugliness, when our examples are so beautiful. A tree is creation, evolving; a building is chaos, an eyesore, it can only decay. Trees give us air, buildings give us claustrophobia...
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    Forest In Winter

    We were sledding on a hill near our house yesterday; the hill was steep and fast, with a fresh powdery cover over a frozen icy base.  The trees to either side of the sled run all had an inch or so of snow on every branch; it looked almost magical, snow on every tree, very pretty...
    ward ward 56-60, M Jan 25, 2012

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    Sleeping Trees

    I don't deal well with winter, bad weather or too blasted cold to go outside to enjoy nature. Today, for the first of January, it was a decent day. The temp was around 55 and a big blue sky above, with one bright ball of light, shining on me. So after work today, i drove the...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Forest Walk

    At the beginning of every walk through the forest I love I have to decide whether to walk past the reflection pond. Sometimes I want to walk on the path that avoids it. I wonder if that is because I am in no mood to reflect? It is a beautiful pond though so I decided to walk...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I Participate In 'clean and Green' Programs.

    we have this activity in school where planting trees on the shanty mountains is the main goal and definitely i joined it! it made me really proud of myself that somehow i was able to help my mother Earth in this little ways. I'm from the Philippines where mountains are starting...
    gibbygibbs gibbygibbs 18-21, T 2 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    Autumnal Ambiguity

    “Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground.” -  Andrea Gibson
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F Oct 21, 2013

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    Forests Are Wonderful

    Forests and trees are so important to the planet and to our collective spiritual psyche. It pains me when I see them being cut down and destroyed. I grew up in a forest. We moved away when I was ten years old and I missed it so much. Yet even to this day, when I close my eyes and...
    Bluetraveler Bluetraveler 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    Its Gothic!

    Trees are nature's cathedral and I like to worship at the source. Being in tune with nature while living in the confusion of urban life is essential. Making sense of the world of work and greed while you are with the trees is a security for me.
    bitchefille bitchefille 22-25, F Aug 8, 2013

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    I have two homes. One is on 3 acres of forested

    land with a seasonal creek and a marsh area and the other is on 45 acres of forested land with a four acre beaver pond and 2,200 linear feet of mountain river frontage. I have planted over 500 varieties of trees on both pieces of property. My favorite trees include balsam fir...
    777Brad 777Brad 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    I tend to feel so lonely in crowds.

    Once I'm in a forest, I feel warmth and love. I feel like I'm surrounded by my bestest friends. There is a deep sense of serenity that I feel when I'm around trees. Happiness.
    look4meinthesky look4meinthesky 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Inner Peace Surrounded By Beauty

    I'm sure that I am not alone in the feeling when I say I feel at peace when I am surrounded by nature. The vibrant greens, the browns and all the contrasting colors make me feel at ease. It is such a beautiful sight to see, to be standing in a forest surrounded by trees, hundreds...
    Sagenth Sagenth 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    The Forest Is Magical

    Every time I step into a forest or even just a patch of trees I feel like I've stepped into a whole other world. I can just feel the pure energy of the trees pulsing all around and it makes me smile. I could just fall asleep to the sound of birds chirping and the wind in the...
    lunatwo128 lunatwo128 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    Alleycat Chapter 2

    I Love Forest and Trees also. I Love the water also. Being in a beauthful park is the only reason I go to work sometimes. As bad as I think work is sometimes, I have to remind myself how bad it was being stuck inside a plant working a production job. Whatever I have to endure on...
    alleycat41762 alleycat41762 46-50 Jun 11, 2010

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    Peace In The Tree

                                                 I  found a great tree to hang out in a few weeks ago but my daughter said I shouldn't try and that I would break my neck. So, of course, I waited until she wasn't around and tried it...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 2 Responses May 5, 2013

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    A Proud Moment . . .

    Stopped to take a break this afternoon. Sat in the cab of my truck and took a long drink of Gatorade. The fertilizer pump was humming and the sprinklers chirped . . . Looking around . . . 20+' Pine trees, tall, straight and healthy . . . pastures . . . trails . . . all new. 7...
    questionWeaver questionWeaver 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    Trees

    I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    Land Without Trees

    In 1903 Ireland had just 1.5% forest cover today it is about 10%. Much of this forest is plantations of conifers from the North West of America. About 1% of this cover is native wild wood, this is the stuff that nature intended to grow on that piece of land. The natural plant...
    craggyisland craggyisland 46-50 May 7, 2013

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    The Woodland Wench

    Embracing the beauty of the bark, She lays on a bed of fallen leaves, Embarking on her journey of her love of the trees, Basking under its shade and protection, She rests with comfort and peace, And is in awe of the provisions of nature.
    woodlandwench woodlandwench 41-45, F 3 Responses May 19, 2012

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    It Was One of the Happiest Periods of My Life

    I worked for a couple of years in an astronomy institute. It was located in a small forest (since the institute has grown a lot since I left, I doubt that the forest is there anymore). I used to love to go into it and take pictures. The students used to take a walk on a paved...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 9, 2008

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    Red Wood Forest

    Last year I was really depressed. I had decided that I didn't want to live anymore and I was going to commit suicide. I went through a lot of mental, emotional, and physical pain in 2007 and didn't want to deal with it anymore. What made me realize that killing myself wouldn't...
    DeadsyDreams DeadsyDreams 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    I love so much leaving my phone at home and going somewhere beautiful with water and trees and soaking it all in :-)
    cunninlc cunninlc 22-25, F 6 mins ago

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    Though we are very keen to save our planet and trees.. when we write “save trees” in a paper, remember that we already cut a tree for making that paper. So please be sure about...
    fikrisharif fikrisharif 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    We have a place near where I live call the Indian Mounds. They have forests, green hills you can go inside of, and it's just so frickin' fun. I also love going hiking in the woods...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Did you know 100 trees are being cut to produce our exam papers... save trees no to exams!!!
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Thy souls in flames of anger, and cruelty cradle thee In times of war and dragons lore, unleashing unto me Deepest red born winter, for none so dark as thou With kaos as its...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 26

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    ELVES 5 races in the same world, 5 authors and 5 desingers for 5 storiesThe five different adventures take place in a common world and represent various aspects of this universe...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 26

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    This is a small part from Kendrick Lamar's song Money Trees I like: It go Halle Berry or hallelujah Pick your poison tell me what you doin' Everybody gon' respect the shooter But...
    ColdDayMemory ColdDayMemory 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Watching the wind flow through trees has to be one of the most peaceful visions for our eyes.
    soarabove soarabove 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    It's weird how life works. One minute there are 30 people alive and the next only 2. It was really scary when the plane fell I really had no idea what to do. I got up and started...
    sammyt98 sammyt98 16-17, F Mar 31

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    There is something about being surrounded by nature and feeling the wind in your hair, the peace that fills you, and the smells that overwhelm your senses. I love to feel free and...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    JOHNNY HORTON "Sink The Bismark" In May of nineteen forty-one the war had just begun The Germans had the biggest ship that had the biggest guns The Bismark was the fastest ship...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Choose My Ending-DAY 4: I open my eyes as a crisp breeze hits me, it's day, same forest, i think? Rather than gold glitter it's silver. No birds sing, but a low, deep melody hum...
    Stargasm Stargasm 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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    Humans are the only species that cut the trees, then make papers with that and will write on it “save trees”
    fikrisharif fikrisharif 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    U2 - Ordinary LoveThe sea wants to kiss the golden shoreThe sunlight warms your skinAll the beauty that's been lost beforeWants to find us againI can't fight you anymoreIt's you I...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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