This scrawny little oak on East Schrock, set upon by being transplanted into a harsh environment of concrete and asphalt, moistened only by rainwater that falls into it brick-covered ground surface and snow piles high from plows clearing away the salty coverings on the street still found the energy and purpose to create acorns.This scrawny little oak on East Schrock, set upon by being transplanted into a harsh environment of concrete and asphalt, moistened only by rainwater that falls into it brick-covered ground surface and snow piles high from plows clearing away the salty coverings on the street still found the energy and purpose to create acorns.

Most of the acorns wash into the street where they are flattened into powder. A few survive long enough to ride the water-filled gutter to the nearest storm drain that empties into Alum Creek where after being deposited into the detritus at the high water mark it settles into what may become its permanent home.

Unless a squirrel finds it.