As a long time landscape photographer, I've been photographing trees forever. And for the longest time, they've always been an element in the broader landscape. I 'saw' the forest, but generally overlooked the individual trees. It was only when I began to see each as a potential 'leading actor in a starring role' that my vision for this project was born. Some tell a personal tale as they stand alone, others are part of a community and their story lies in that relationship. And those stories can reveal some very human characteristics at times.