The story about trees in Longfellow Arboretum was a treasure. Too often we hurry past the remnants of the natural world that continue to survive in the face of urbanization. It was a pleasure to linger among the different varieties of trees for a moment, and learn something new about them.

I read the Press Herald from time to time as a way to keep in touch with my Maine relatives. This little story told me more about the texture of their lives than any politics or crime story.

H. A. Bok

Richmond, Calif.