Mark Love Furniture
Custom Furniture Austin, Texas
1430 South Rainbow Ranch Road
Wimberley, Texas 78676
512.963.4134
mark@marklovefurniture.com
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Vulnerability and Growth

If you want to build a log cabin out of slick, clean logs, you should harvest the trees in the summer, during the growing season. But if you want to cut a round section and make, say, a clock with the bark still attached around the edges, you should harvest it in the winter. In the summer, the inner bark becomes a buzzing interstate carrying water up and sap down. Water is lifted from the soil up to the leaves, photosynthesized into sugar-bearing sap, and then dropped down to feed the meristems. These meristem cells then reproduce, expanding the tree upward and outward. This is how a tree grows. In the winter the highway shuts down. Dormancy hardens the outer layers to guard the tree from ha