catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 13, num. 12 :: 2014.06.13 — 2014.06.26

Trees play an important role in many of our most formative human tales, whether personal or communal, literal or symbolic, and they stand silently bearing witness to our present lives.  Where has your story intersected with a tree in a meaningful way?



The vision of trees

Embracing all five senses in an autumn of the soul.


Tree of forgiveness

In consideration of the white pine.


Tree interference

Remembering a backyard presence.

Ode to aspens

An eastern native catches a western breeze.

The flicker tree

Remembering the many gifts of an old friend.


In case you missed it the first time

Arbor awe

A tale of pilgrimage to the Montezuma Cypress known as El Àrbol del Tule.

See! There is a new creation!

Why not?  After all, trees aren't just for kids.

Weaving the web

A call for Christian tree-huggers

Steve Clemens on the need to know and love the places where we are.


The cedar has fallen!

A sermon on the prophetic word vs. imperial clear-cutting (PDF).


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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