|Long, long ago, in the land of before the land was fully formed, nature was not as we currently know it. Nature, which consisted of trees, rocks, stones, flowers, rivers, streams, oceans and the like could choose where they wanted to lay down their roots, just like you and I today. Although back then, once they made their decision, the deed was done, no going back to a better time a better place.
After eons of time had passed, everything had finally settled in to their place, that they picked out on the earth, except a forest containing a variety of trees. They had been traveling together so long as a group, that none of the species could remember which one of them had attached themselves to the community first, second, all the way unto the last.
Most of the other groups of trees were grouped within their own species, making it easier to decide where to lay down their roots. Those that didn't need much water found areas near river beds or far away from any visible water source other than the rains from the sky. While other trees that needed more sustenance found plots near larger basins of water, like lakes, larger rivers and oceans.
I should back up a minute and explain that the reason the trees seemed to be the last to take root was because first and foremost they were the tallest making it easier for them to walk about. The rocks and stones had to hop, which tired them out easily. Some of them still traveled large distances before stopping. Over time the flowers were able to spread. Those containing pollen blew about in the wind and set up homesteads throughout the countryside.
The water discovered that as it passed over the land, the land was thirstier than the water expected and made it hard for the water to pass by without leaving a portion of itself in the form of streams, rivers, and waterfalls. It learned after a few years to stay in one location for a period of time until the rains from heavens came their way to re-boost it's energy by resupplying what it had lost already. Then while the land was admiring the rain the water was able to trickle away to travel as far as the land would allow before repeating the process over and over again.
In the beginning the trees seemed to be dancing for all the running to and fro they were doing trying to keep up with the movement of the water traveling across the lands. Once certain of the species realized that certain parts of the water were containing themselves, they chose to remain nearby.
By this time all the trees were rooted into their lifetime homes except the final forest made up of many species. The reason it became hard to decide where to place their roots was something none of the groups ever expected when they chose to attach themselves to the community that already existed.
Some of the species needed a lot of water, while others like the palm tree hardly none at all. Finally they decided on a conference enlisting one spokes-tree from each species. They found a large land mass with the ocean on one side and on the other the land stretched farther than the eye could see. Even the eye of a hawk in the top branch of the highest tree couldn't see anything other than more land, and then desert. So the decision was made to divide up the species over the area, regulated by their neediness for water.
And since that time, trees no longer walked the earth, or so we thought until accounts we've been hearing recently that are hard to believe. The only possible explanation could be that as the water is drying up, not from global warming as many surmise, but possibly from the god of this world trying to force Armageddon on all of us. He thinks if he can freak us all out, he can fool us into believing anything. But that's another story, for another time. We were talking about trees, walking. Shh.
I've heard that many folks across our nation as well as others have seen trees not just being uprooted like when a bad storm goes through town, but like what it might look like on TV with animation. Trees pulling out first one section of root then another, and walking until they find a different area to call home.
It's making it hard for homeowners. Many of them are young sapplings planted in recent years. The homeowners are tired of spending all their hard earned money on shade for their houses only to find the trees disappearing, and then finding them on someone else's property.
At first it was thought that some hoodlums were being mean or something and digging them out leaving the open ground exposed. But later on, the police got involved and kept a diagram of what trees disappeared and where they appeared to. Neither party was too happy about either circumstance.