Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ABC Wed letter T for trees

Trees have always been part of my life. When I was little, whilst swimming along the Rejang river, I saw barges dragging huge rafts of fallen tropical hardwood. They were going to overseas.

Some of the timber people became millionaires. Once it was rumoured that there were more Mercedees per capita in Sibu than elsewhere in the world. What a sad statistic.

The good times don't last for ever. Indiscriminate cutting, led to the decimation of the tropical hardwood and the destroying of the habitat of the orang utan, our native primate.

I have become a tree hugger, I once wrote a poem
"The last tree left staying."



lotusleaf said...

What a lovely post! I am a tree lover too. I have friends who saved the trees and a forest in the Western Ghats by hugging the trees.

Hildred said...

Trees are the best candidates for photos - so beautiful no matter what the season!

Roger Owen Green said...

The telephone poles look like the letter T!