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Why do we have a tree as the logo for a horse farm?
The reason is simple.

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

—Nelson Henderson

‘We wrote philosophies, built faiths
and took every kind of comfort from trees.
They gave language to our existence as we put down roots,
stretched our limbs, budded in infancy and were felled in old age.

They were mute companions to our lives
and worshipped beyond themselves
as the better part of balance and aspiration.

They offered steadiness and long patience
even as we failed in those.

They were meeting points and sites of rough justice.
They gave an idea and supplied the material for shelter.
They offered an image of completion,
which was an illusion, but it was enough.

Theirs was a whisper in the wind to the human ear,
both tragic and hopeful.
Civilization grew from exploiting, destroying, venerating
and looking back on them.

Trees led us to ourselves and we stood against them,
trunk to trunk, arms upon branches, our thoughts tangled in the stars.’

From The Tree In Changing Light by Roger McDonald

It was a great treat to us to be turned out into the home paddock or the old orchard; the grass was so cool and soft to our feet, the air so sweet, and the freedom to do what we liked was so pleasant; to gallop, to lie down, to roll over on our backs or to nibble the sweet grass. Then it was a very good time for talking, as we stood together under the shade of the large chestnut tree.

—Anna Sewell from
Black Beauty