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DON’T TAKE LIFE AWAY FROM TREES

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I walked through a graveyard today. To the average person it looked like a lot full of beautiful cut Christmas trees.

Was it the heart, the soul, or the consciousness of the trees that cried out to me? I don't know, but some voice stirred inside of me, "You know better, please do something, say something."Then I thought, "Would a child be less full of joy with a live tree that could be planted outdoors after Christmas? Wouldn't the fresh scent of pine go on for years if the tree were not cut down in it's prime but allowed to live?"

I think of trees as our younger brothers and sisters in God, worthy of respect. Trees are a life-giving gift to the planet. More trees, not fewer, is what the environment needs to filter the pollution caused by unconscious human thoughts and deeds.

Please kindly consider buying a live tree this year (or next, if you have already purchased a tree this year) and planting it somewhere outdoors after Christmas. For the trees' sake, as well as ours. The barbaric custom will change one tree at a time. Your choice counts.

Bryce Aspen Stillwater

Salt Lake City