A Message from Marie J. S. Phillips
If you LOVE trees, and in particular, conifers, and loved stories like the childhood book, The Little Fir Tree, or the book BIG TREE, then this tale is for you! Told from the point of view of Old Gent, a 100 year old spruce, it follows his life, showing it through his senses and experiences. A book for tree lovers of all ages!
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Author: Marie J. S. Phillips
Publication Date: November 04, 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Description: Sprouting in an old abandoned field around 1895, Old Gent, a Norway Spruce, grew into a majestic towering specimen of his species, protective of the old home he saw built on his lands as a stout sapling. Human activity amused, startled, frightened and sometimes hurt him, thus he never found trust in the beaverlike species, until the fifth owner in nine decades moved into the old house he sheltered. The woman and her spouse proved reverent, changing his attitudes towards humans. The old tree experienced a new emotions, and gained the name of Old Gent. When terror from the skies threatened the lands, he stood strong, determined to shield the home and owners he now loved, and paid a price. As decades weakened his ancient body with internal decay from injuries, he fought to regrow lost limbs, racing to once again tower into the skies. He spiraled a few seeds against the foundation of the old house, where his offspring sprouted. On his fateful felling day,one stood poised to continue his sire's legacy