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Trees are a perennial source of delight, danger, and controversy, as currently in Sheffield and along certain railway lines, as well as being targets for tree huggers and disease. Before the leaves start falling again, your offerings please on any aspect of the arboreal world, grave or guffaw-generating, in up to 16 lines by August 20th, headed Competition 42.

NB. For those in suspense, the answers to Lynn Levin's riddles are the unconscious and evolution.


Dog, basket, man scything

Now off you go, close-dozing pup,
We're shutting down, your time is up.