Fargo Herbs is my favorite place to buy herbs and other plants. It is a very charming place, the sales room is an old brick one room schoolhouse. The owners are extremely nice. It is not surprising to me that the business has grown from a small outdoors sales area into several green houses and other outside gardens and sales areas.
The downside was that parking was becoming a problem, and the only area to expand for parking was this oak tree's territory.
I am glad that the owners decided to keep the tree, even if it is in the middle of the parking lot. The tree provides shade for the vehicles, as well as making oxygen and acorns and leaves for compost. It is still an integral part of the circle of life, but apparently people, heady from the herbal aroma that wafts about the place, were not being mindful when it was time to leave, and the tree was getting bumped into.
When I first pulled into the lot, the sign on the tree made me smile. When it was time to leave, the sign was a great reminder to pay attention to my backing up. The sign's message may be subtle but really, if you back into the tree, which one is going to suffer the most? :)
Marcheta *OK Tree, I'm listening!