Of the living gymnosperms the conifers — pine, cedar, spruce, fir and redwood trees — are the most successful biologically. The needle-like leaves of these evergreens are well adapted to withstand hot summers, cold winters and the mechanical abrasion of storms. ~Claude Alvin Villee, Jr., American biologist and long-time teacher, Harvard University
Check up on my
Tiny Tree after
A bitter snowstorm is
A myst’ry, but I did and
Voila! As you can plainly see,
He (or she) is growing and thriving
And celebrating its second birthday!
Tiny Tree is an Eastern Juniper.
Also known as red cedar, this tree
Measures forty-eight inches tall!
Who’d have given it a chance
To survive in such a
Ground lies its
Note: This poetry form is a Double Etheree.