Web Extra: Charlotte Sanders, Cherokee County EC: “When Hurricane Ike went over our Cherokee County home in 2008, many trees were broken. This old peach tree was one. Life still pulsed through the broken tree, and it bloomed in the spring after the hurricane.”
Web Extra: Alesa Sargent, Central Texas EC: “Old oak in front of my grandparents’ house that was built in 1910.”
With branches spread high above us, trees observe the seasons of our lives. We climb, swing and play on them as children, carve names of sweethearts in them as teenagers and enjoy their quiet shade in later years.