An observing walk through a forest can leave us feeling free, serene and sheltered at the same time. Trees outlive our lives, symbolize strength and fortitude, and are the epitome of connection with their network of offshoots. Despite their peculiar beauty, offshoots are often discarded after other parts of the tree are manufactured into new forms. By doing so, the dignity of the offshoots is wasted. Stubbornly yet controlled, the branches reach out for sunlight and bring life into a tree.