Trees can be so very old. How beautiful they are, and so patient.
Some of them still lives on after hundred, even thousands of years. They are so firmly rooted and in such a perfect harmony with the sun, the mushrooms, the spores and the animals. (Not always with humans though, but that is not their fault.)
Other trees cling on to hopeless places. They bend and suffer and get diminished. But they might make it anyway. Some don´t.