Tree Toons have layers of wisdom, and rings of patience and understand from standing in the same place for over 150 years. Along with Merferd's main side kick Red Elm, there is also Quercus, Black Jack and Dog Wood. More tree toons are revealed in our lives, but not until we venture deeper into the woods of our existence.
Although Red Elm is as resilient as a tree can be, having withstood a century and a half of wind and storm, forest fires, lightning strikes, and earth quakes, there are two things in this modern world that he fears more than what nature ever sends his way....the 'DOZERS, and the Bank of Scamalofya.
Red Elm once was a WITNESS TREE, used in days of yore to mark boundaries. Ancient boundary stones could be moved by the devious, but a Witness TreeTree could not be moved, and he is one of the few still standing, and he makes the most of that.