IN THE NEWS: A cottonwood in a Kansas City park is named the biggest tree in Missouri.
An honor truly worth the wait:
To claim the biggest tree in state.
A title born of Mother Earth,
Of canopy, of height, of girth.
How brave this tree, to beat the norm,
Defying age and pests and storm!
I wouldn’t think an elm would dare
To claim such honor, wouldn’t care;
Nor maple, birch, nor oak that stood;
But still, I bet the cottonwood.