I met this tree friend close to my home. As it’s getting colder, lots of leaves turned dry and brown, and fell to the ground.
I know little about trees, and can rarely tell what kind they are — this one was no exception — it was a big tree, and probably already there for more than fifty years.
One day, crazy strong winds were howling the entire night, even windows were shaken. I was wondering how the tree would not like that winds. Next day, I stepped outside, and I was like walking in the middle of a forest. One step followed another, on the thickness of leaves — layers of them. It was probably sad to lose so many leaves, I thought.
My friend Yalu started her initiative Tiny Ranger Movement, calling people to get close to the nature and protect it, starting from trees. Only since then did I realize that it was a White Oak, thanks to this website.
White Oak grows very slowly. Over a long period of time, it can become huge. In the summer time, when everything turns green, it must feel awesome sitting under a huge green White Oak tree.