If the trees of Cooper’s Rockℵ could talk…

they would speak of war. Nature as ultimate opponent. Enter the wood. Gaze upon fallen giants, veterans against evolution. Ancient listening watchers, humanity as right wing command, left flank time. Surrounded by rock, hard and seemingly eternal boulders, warriors against erosion cling – survival – reaching from mountain sides. Sticky saplings sprout. The trees consider surrender not an option.