Edward is fond of the little oak tree that stands near the 15th tee of his local golf course. But there are club-members who view the tree with less friendly eyes. Chief among them is the club captain. There have been complaints, he says: some branches hang far too low over the tee - the oak should be cut down. So how can the situation be resolved happily for the club and its members?
Over the months, Edward wonders whether Nature herself is becoming involved. And, he recalls, didn't Wordsworth have something to say about all nature being alive, and possessed with a presence that disturbs him with the joy of elevated thoughts? He continues to observe, and witnesses a surprising conclusion.
Broadcaster, novelist and humorist Christopher Matthew has written this story especially for Original Shorts.
Martin Jarvis reads this wry tale of Nature versus petty bureaucracy.
Director: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.