If you go down to the woods today
You’re sure of a big surprise
If you go down to the woods today
You’d better go in disguise
For every tree that ever you knew
Will be gathered there for certain
Because today’s the day all the trees
Will tell their tales to Sylva.

Tales of good and bad times
Prompted by sunny and shivery times
Tales of flood and drought
From which trees can hardly clear out
Tales of viruses, bacteria and mistletoe
That often act as friend or foe
Tales of darkest dangers and sad times
Tales of bright joy and happy times
If you go into this book today
You’re sure of a big surprise
If you go through it’s leaves today
You’ll be sure to become so wise