"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do." - John Muir
Developing a Love of Wood
I came to know about the differences in trees when I was just a boy. On the way to school, or riding into town, my granddaddy would point out the various species of trees along the way. He was the only real father figure I had, so anything he said I paid attention to.