Trees have always been a wonder to me. I can vividly remember laying beneath the shade of my favorite tree in a grassy park in the Bay Area and looking up at the branches and leaves swaying in the breeze. I remember thinking that this tree had a past. I would day-dream about the history it might have seen. Was it around when jazz was in full swing in the 1920's? Or, was it even around when Lewis and Clark undertook their expeditions?