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Tree Officers in Art OT

Subject: Tree Officers in Art OT
From: Adam Hollis
Date: May 01 2004 11:08:34
Dear All

This may be old hat to some of you, but I came across this little gem the other day, "The Lorax" by Dr Seuss.

It's a peculiarly moral tale from the good doctor, about a lone, brave, little beaver-type creature who "speaks for the trees", in the face of rapacious development by a greedy Onceler, peddling Thneed, who chops down a million of them to make his factory and ancillary new town:

"I speak for the trees because they have no tongues
I speak for the trees at the top of my lungs
I speak for the trees, let them grow, let them grow,
I speak for the trees, but no one wants to know.

The story is currently available on video in your local supermarket, as a double-bill re-release of the original cat-in-the-hat cartoon (not its bad-taste remake). An inspiration to young tree officers everywhere and salutary reminder to those of us in hoc with those Oncelers. Perhaps we could have a screening at this year's conference?



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