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  • I find the numbering of trees, and marking them by those numbers, offensive. I emphasize with trees; for instance, I wouldn't want to walk around with my social security number stamped on my forehead. It also conjures the disturbing idea of having all trees in a forest, or all trees on earth, bearing a number affixed by some government agency, such as the Eidgenoessische Waldverwaltung, or the United Nations's Global Tree Positioning Agency, with numbers so large that they have to spiral around the tree many times over, if not to infinity, then at least close to it.
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