damn...I think a tree is just a tree but the concept of athletecism is something to debate.
1- A tree is an athlete for these reasons
A: it withstands harsh temperatures
B: They live a long time
C: They do a lot by just sitting (standing?, Growing?) there (Like a few members here)
So An tree is not a athelete mainly because its as lazy as an 11134111
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