Listen to your elders

Large white willow tree next to a hiking path. The late day sun can be seen through one of the lower branches, and a river is in the background.

I visited one of my favorite trees the other day. This majestic white willow at Cherokee Marsh has to be at least 150 years old. Older living things have much wisdom. Are we smart enough to “listen” to what they’re telling us?

Old willow tree with a very large trunk and thick branches.

The large trunk of a willow tree growing next to a boardwalk in the middle of a marsh.

Looking up at branches growing up from the very thick trunk of an old willow tree.

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