Demise celebrates the death and dying of trees in various forms. Dead upright trees are called snags and once they fall they are called logs. These trees are also known as wildlife trees as they provide habitats for numerous wildlife species including insects, birds, and mammals. The trees can provide a place to live, a source of food, a hideout, a lookout, and essential soil nutrients.

Anthropomorphically, the trees evoke sadness and loss, yet at the same time they offer comfort and hope as they continue their contribution to the ecosystem. Whether a tree's demise is gradual or tumultuous it matters little, for in the end it is still part of nature.

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