Reaching for the skies,
Unfeeling, deaf, and blind.
Knowing not of life or care
Or that it is, or when or why it dies,
While those around it, of its kind,
The same indifference wear.
No greater living thing
And yet none less concerned.
Just there for others to admire;
Those on the earth and wing.
To stand until it’s burned
To ash, uncaring, in a forest fire.
The mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans) is the tallest flowering plant
in the world reaching heights of 330 feet or more.
It is second only to the redwood as the tallest tree