When they slide that heavy rock slab across your lids where will you sit, with what you’ve done?

And were we like those same straps they used to hold up trees, that look like slingshots tied from the trunk to the post—were we that same post for our kids, meant to just stay there in the ground long enough we could hold them up, and one day just be removed, and they’d still stand on their own?

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  1. But then there’s the need for pruning.

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  2. In my neighborhood I see trees that still have those posts beside them long after the tree needs them, sometimes with the straps cutting into the tree bark as it grows around them, used to them. I never thought to wonder whether the posts don’t want to let go because they’re still worried. The tree could always be a bit more stable, no?

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