Give the substance of the poem, ‘On Killing a Tree’.

A tree grows slowly by taking nutrients from the earth. It rises out of the earth by absorbing sunlight, air and water for years. So it is not an easy task to kill a tree with a simple stroke of a knife. Moreover, it has deep roots which anchor it in the earth. Such a deep-rooted tree cannot be killed by hacking and chopping. Its bark may bleed and feel pain. But it will heal and small boughs will grow from the part close to the ground and develop to its former size. The root is the source of life, security and firmness. So, in order to kill a tree it has to be uprooted completely. After uprooting, it has to be exposed to sunlight for scorching and choking, and through browning, hardening and twisting, it finally becomes dry and lifeless.

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