Pretty cities love their trees.
We know they help prevent disease
by trapping poisons found in air
from fumy cars that drive round there.
Green-leaved cities cool things down.
Those leafy air-cons make no sound
evaporating water while
providing shady streets with style.
Tree-lined cities seem to manage
heavy rain and water drainage.
Tree roots tend to drink-up well-as
leafy crowns form umbrellas.
Pretty cities need their trees.
From wind-chimed leaves and shadowed ease
to joys of birdsong’s many keys.
So cities, please don’t lose your trees.
Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #22
Celia said: In leafy suburbs and shady streets, gentle giant trees do more than simply add a splash of green to a city’s stony setting. I’m grateful for those city trees.