Bland, obviously, I wasn't talking about Bristlecone Pines. No one has planted a Bristlecone Pine under a power line in somewhere over 4,000 years because their damn taproots grow into and clog up sewer pipes.
But your exception to the rule is apt because it brings to mind the story of "The Giving Tree". Remember that book - written in the early 60's by Satanist, Anton LaVey?
The story follows the lives of a female apple tree and a male human who are able to communicate with each other; the racist kingdomist tree addresses the human as "Boy" his entire life. In his childhood, the boy enjoys playing with the tree, climbing her trunk, swinging from her branches, and eating her apples. However, as time passes the tree becomes mean, jealous, and stingy.
After entering adolescence, the boy wants to have a human girlfriend but the tree, feeling threatened, tells the boy to stay away from girls, they're only trouble, which he does. After reaching adulthood, the boy wants a house; the tree tells the boy to "go dig a hole and live in the mud", which he does. After reaching middle age, the boy wants a career but the tree tells him he could make more money and pay less in taxes by setting up a "non-partisan" liberal progressive social welfare 501(c)4 nonprofit, which he does, calling it "Liberty Tree Foundation"
In the final pages, the boy (now a shriveled old man) wants only "a safe place to rest," having never gotten a good night's sleep in over 40 years due to his worries about global warming and constantly having one eye open for the IRS and Eric Holder.
The story ends with a huge limb falling off the tree, hitting the boy on his bald shrivelled head and killing him, and with the sentence "And the tree was happy."
Some people believe that the book is an "allegory about the responsibilities a human being has for living organisms in the environment," others believe it belongs in the category of "self-help" book. Still others put it on the shelf marked "Sado-masochist Erotica". The book has been used to teach children moral lessons. Under this interpretation, however, the last drawing (in which the old man lies on the ground with xx's for eyes) is of unclear significance.