“These giants of the forest are sometihing to behold. Some have been growing for thousands of years, and each tree conatins its own story of the centuries’ long struggle for survival. Looking at the annual rings of the wood, you can tell what seasons they have been through. In some drought years they almost perished, as growth is barely perceptible. In others, the growth was far greater.”

–George Pocock

The Boys in the Boat — by Daniel James Brown (pg. 25)