I live in a forest with many old-growth trees that are beautiful and impressive. I could say I like this species for the number of pollinators it supports or that species for the number of birds it supports, but there is one little tree that I've come to know as an individual. It is a maple, and even though I've cataloged all the other trees, this one I did not. I don't know his species. It seemed almost disrespectful to put him on a talley sheet because he is a survivor. He has no top, in fact, he's only about eight feet tall now, no bark at all, there are obvious critter holes, I don't know who lives there, but there are lots and lots of insect holes to say life is there. But the tree has not given up, it survives! It has one branch coming out of the top covered with fresh leaves! Even though the elements have whittled away at him he is going to keep on doing what trees do, producing leaves to gathering sunlight. I've had a hard time trying to take a picture of him because isolating a green tree in a green forest is a challenge to my limited skills, but I finally got a shot today with descent lighting after two years of trying. So I wanted to share the survivor with you. Are there any plants out there that you have gotten to know personally?