Conifers produce seed bearing cones. Whereas by comparison general tree-life does not. Shaped and formed by character and stature, there is much to learn and understand about their place among us. What trees are and their purpose is completely remarkable when carefully thought out. Their types, habitats, and functions remind us of just how much we owe them. For the air we breathe, for the food we eat, and for the protection from exposure we get.