Here, the word ‘No’ suggests that hacking and chopping cannot kill a tree. It can only inflict pain and cause the bark to bleed. But its bleeding bark will heal itself and bear small green twigs close to the ground with the help of its roots. This ‘no’ emphasises the idea that a tree can’t be killed easily. Man realises that in order to completely kill a tree, the root has to be destroyed. The tree has to be tied with a rope and pulled out entirely from the anchoring earth.

As a result, it is snapped totally from its support and the roots are exposed to the scorching sunlight. Finally, the roots pass through various processes of the scorching, choking, browning, hardening, twisting and withering. In this manner, a tree is completely destroyed.

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