The leaves are uniformly leaves
The trunk is uniformly a trunk
As you move closer the tree becomes busy.
The bark on the trunk has texture.
The leaves are blinds that shade the sun,
but don't blot it out completely.
Then you come right up on the tree.
The bark on the trunk is teeming with life.
It is a city for insects, birds, and mammals.
The leaves have veins that accept nutrients
from the complicated network of twigs that run
up from the life teeming trunk