When I ask him how many trees he’s moved out to the farm, he smiles sheepishly at Michelle, who’s just walked in with a load of groceries. “Come on, man, you ask me that in front of my wife?”

My friend Matt Halverson wrote a story about a guy who saves trees. It’s also about his own awareness of how quickly these big organisms can be reduced to mulch. You should read it.

♣ Southwest Magazine: “Bernie O’Brien’s Tree Sanctuary”