To soothe the injured Tree SCRAPE the ragged edges off the Wound leave the bark smooth and tight to the wood the bark heals AROUND the Wound’s edge never covers it you may want to apply an antibiotic ointment the Tree CAN grow back from a Stump The Roots are still there but a broken branch will never
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Linea Jantz (she/her) is a freelance journalist with articles in publications including Singletracks, The Dyrt Magazine, and Trail Sisters Journal. She has worked in a wide range of roles over the years including waste management, medical records staff, teacher, and paralegal. She has poetry forthcoming in Thimble Literary Magazine, Last Leaves, and the Life’s Wonders Anthology by Black Pear Press.