...that we do have trees. A couple anyway.
There are actually small pockets of trees scattered around. I believe I posted about one of these a year or so ago. The Indians valued these little oases for the shelter they provided, and I have no doubt they also had spiritual significance. Many of them have "council" in their names. Later, settlers planted trees on their homesteads. In many places nowadays the trees remain but there isn't the slightest trace of any of the homestead buildings.
The Indians used to say "Only earth and sky last forever." Let us hope.