We are fortunate to have many trees in our city and surrounding area. Trees and other plants oxygenate and purify the air we breathe. I value trees simply for their beauty; at this time of year I love to see their tall, slender, naked branches reaching for the sky, and I value the vibrancy of the ever-greens. Trees bring me comfort and peace. I am one of those people you may see hugging a tree on your walk through the park. Trees give the best hugs, try it, you’ll see.