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Jim is in the hospital & will take calls through Karen.

Karen Rockoff is the only ISA certified
arborist with oakwilt.com.

BEWARE- There are other persons fraudulently representing Oakwilt.com. These persons are not authorized or licensed to use the oakwilt.com name or inject with the chemjet system. Please contact Karen Rockoff immediately if these persons attempt to solicit these services. 

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                     Karen Rockoff  Arborist  - TDA Certified
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My Tree

There is a tree, now gnarled and bent 
Where my childhood's happiest hours were spent 
 


Within its leafy green embrace
I seemed to touch God's holy face
I roamed in summer, wild and free
And Climbed in childish ecstasy

Up to the tip-top branch so high
To see if I could reach the sky 
Then, heaven unreached, down, down I'd climb 
With solitary joy sublime



The tree I
may have climbed
...



The leaves touching the sky...

Now grown, I sometimes meditate
On how that tree has shaped my fate
Nearer to heaven my spirit grew
More than childish fancy knew!

Author - Billie Anne Clevenger


" The Tree "

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed

Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.


Example of anthropomorphism:

Joyce Kilmer, American poet (1886-1918). Author of a widely known poem, The Tree (1913) that pays anthropomorphic tribute to trees. He equates the tree, animate object of nature, with a creation by God on equal standing with humans by anthropomorphizing its features (a hungry mouth, leafy arms, hair) and giving it human actions ( that looks at God, that prays). The poem’s simple and direct language invites frank admiration of the nobility of trees, and implies that they are a divine creation, greater than any creative act by a man.


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