13 January 2012
Peter's Tree Logic
'Answer: deer,' says Peter. 'They will get on their hind legs and eat everything in sight.'
And that is why trees in the country are very rarely seen with their leaves reaching the ground. Except holly of course.
'The growth line reaches down to the highest level of a flood,' says Peter. Green shoots submerged in flood water do not live very long.
Peter's answer is - more logic.
'Which way is the prevailing wind?'
Who knows about prevailing winds: many people don't know which direction is North. Even some gardeners. I start to wail.
'But I want trees to have feelings, that's the problem!'
Peter briskly responds, sounding like a grammar school teacher in an unheated classroom.