The Ancient Redwood Trees of Northern California

Posted December 22, 2010 in Opening and Closing Readings. Tagged: ,

The ancient redwood trees of Northern California,

Huge as they are,

Have very shallow root systems.

Yet they cannot be blown over by the strongest wind.

The secret of their stability is

The interweaving of each tree’s roots with

Those that stand by it.

Thus, a vast network of support is formed

Just beneath the surface.

In the wildest storms,

These trees hold each other up.

– Anonymous