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What Can We Learn From a Fallen Tree That Got Back Up?

The little evergreen in the backyard looks like it will make it. Hurricane Sandy leveled it in October. Or rather, the neighbor’s 100-foot spruce, having been leveled by Sandy, leveled the evergreen when it fell. (In American suburbia, we still don’t know what sound a tree makes when it falls in the forest; we do know that it sounds like Armageddon when it falls in the backyard.)

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