Wednesday 2 November 2016

A Tree Grows Through It

    I don’t remember exactly when it was, probably about 35 years ago, but I had a large wooden gate across the entrance to my pasture that I no longer needed.  I removed it and not wanting to throw the gate away, I leaned it against a picket fence and forgot about it.  
    A few days ago I spotted it, still leaning against the fence.  What surprised me was that in that last 35 years, a sapling started growing through the gate and is now a fair sized young tree, locking the gate in place.  Even if I now had a use for the gate, I wouldn’t be able to move it unless I cut down the tree.

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