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You see it all the time. A cultivated field and in the middle, a copse of trees taking up valuable, tillable farmland. There’s probably a very rational agricultural reason for leaving a stand of trees out in the middle of an otherwise cultivated field. If so, I hope I never learn what it is.

Stands of trees like this feel almost pagan. It’s as if the farmers are leaving a bit of the land alone for some arcane mystical purpose…something only the initiated can comprehend. And I like that.

copse

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  1. Melissa
    October 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Windbreaks… the reasons farmers plant them are many. Trees…their rational uses are wonderous and they take up far less land than the benefits they deliver. But, as you wish, I shall not be the one to tell you their secrets.

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