They start out small, then grow up tall

Their leaves are green, but brown in the Fall

They shade us from the sun's strong heat

Their fruit Can serve as a delicious treat

Their lives Can reach over 100 years

They help the air stay crystal clear

Their roots help them so moisture won't drip

Those roots hug the ground with an iron grip

Birds use them to construct their nests

While others sit under them to lay down and rest

They hold up tough when storms arise

They come in all colors and vary in size

They are wonderful creations as you can plainly see

I often wonder what it's like in the life of a tree.