City Trees

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This is one view of trees in the city…

City Trees

MP3 of City Trees

    The trees along this city street,
      Save for the traffic and the trains,
    Would make a sound as thin and sweet
      As trees in country lanes.

    And people standing in their shade
      Out of a shower, undoubtedly
    Would hear such music as is made
      Upon a country tree.

    Oh, little leaves that are so dumb
      Against the shrieking city air,
    I watch you when the wind has come,-
      I know what sound is there.

By  Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

Here’s a more modern look at trees in the city – a way to make the environment in the city, and on Earth in general, more healthy…

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My nephew Alex sent me his illustration of this poem that he did for his homework. Check it out…

City Trees

Many thanks to Jason Pomerantz for the 1st, 2nd and 4th photos. Thanks to Alex for sharing his illustration!

Third photo: Wikipedia

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