And if one generation did not allow the trees that come into their care to live, the next generation would not have them. They wouldn’t have all the headaches associated with them, but they would not have their shade nor would they have their beauty.
(Bobby Winters, a native of Harden City, Oklahoma, is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Mathematics at Pittsburg State University. He blogs at redneckmath.blogspot.com and okieinexile.blogspot.com. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite you to “like” the National Association of Lawn Mowers on Facebook. )