I find that trees get better with age. These trunks have so much going on! Not just straight and tall and boring. Each one different, kinda like people.
The woods roar, the waters shine, and the hills look invitingly near. You do not miss the flowers and the songsters, or wish the trees or fields any different, or heavens any nearer. Every object pleases.... the straight light-gray trunks of the trees... how curious they look, and as if surprised in undress.
~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine"