in modern forestry

the term "upbringing" refers to the

system of strings older trees enact upon

youngerlings to ensure that they are raised correctly

this includes blocking sunlight through their canopy. throwing shade, to retard their growth. all the

while passing important nutrients through a web of roots.

a slower growth cycle ensures that cells grow tighter, stronger, and more resilient

to wind, fungus, trepidation.

If yr feeling stuck, don't trip.

maybe ancestors got yr back.