Shadow Footprints

Wanderings in Virtu and Verity.

Friday, November 07, 2003

None Tree Hill

What is this obsession with replacing the tree on One Tree Hill?

Some people treated the old tree with veneration. The best way of remembering the tree would be to put a monument up there about the tree, and not try to replace it. In fifty years time when someone sees the name One Tree Hill what will they think? If there's a replacement tree up there they will think "That's a hill named because there is one tree on it." If there is no tree they will wonder why and maybe check out that there was once a tree on it for over a hundred years which was attacked. Which one will be best for the old tree?