Animal Rings

Tree surgeon at work

Aging peeled back one layer at a time

Close inspection of tree rings reveals animal traits



Animal Rings in Tree Rings

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We hold these semi-animal meetings. - Archie Bunker

Growth is the only evidence of life. - John Henry Newman

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal. - Ellsworth Huntington

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. - Karen Kaiser Clark

My music is best understood by children and animals. - Igor Stravinsky

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward. - Ellen Glasgow

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. - Thornton Wilder

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. - Edward Abbey

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. - Oscar Wilde

Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us. - Loren Eiseley

The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual. - Samuel Smiles

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? - George Carlin

Learning to let go of guilt and forgive yourself is part of emotional growth. - Unknown

The turkey is living proof that an animal can survive with no intelligence at all. - Harvey D. Comstock

It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees. - George Eliot

Trees are not known by their leaves, nor even by their blossoms, but by their fruits. - Eleanor of Aquitaine

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. - Nelson Henderson

Often, the human animal dresses terror in rage, and expresses both in a way unlike either. - Julius Lester

I've come to realize that real growth of character takes place in the valleys of life. - Dave Dravecky

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. - Bill Vaughan

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants. - A. Whitney Brown

I'm kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal. - Yoko Ono

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. - Lao Tzu

There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me. - James Dean

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, don't blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. - Unknown

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. - Henry Miller

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi

I like cookies, any cookie you put in front of me - animal cookies, sugar cookies, anything crunchy. - Maria Shriver

I was readin' an article about the animal population - there's millions of pets explodin'. - Archie Bunker

My favorite animal is a polar bear. They're going extinct, and I really don't want that to happen. - Quvenzhane Wallis

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. - Ogden Nash

There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature. - Danny Meyer

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Francois Truffaut

When you hunt animals, you may succeed or not. But when you open the fridge, you will succeed a hundred percent of the time. - Nora Volkow

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde

Understand the key factors in the math behind viral marketing, and use those to figure out what it takes to get viral growth. - David Skok

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Unknown

I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright. - Millard Kaufman

The very things we wish to avoid, neglect and flee from turn out to be the 'prima materia' from which all real growth comes. - Andrew Harvey

I think trees should bloom earlier in the spring. They act like they are on a schedule. It’s not like they have anywhere to go. - Jarod Kintz


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