Trees are some of my favorite things on earth. They are bigger than us, live longer than us, and are arguably more useful than any of us humans. And they are entirely at our mercy and whim, especially in cities where we sometimes see them as nuisance, forgetting the invaluable service they do for us–cooling our cement jungles, absorbing our car exhaust, feeding our souls with their beauty. I hope this blog will help a healthy discussion about our relationship with trees in our urban-suburban environment, and teach us how to coexist without causing harm to either species. May the wisdom of the Lorax guide us.