Long-time burnt out tree over looking Akaroa Harbour reminded me of Treebeard from Lord of the Rings.
Treebeard (after seeing the torn-down forest around Isengard) ...
"Saruman! A wizard should know better!
There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of men for this treachery.
My business is with Isengard tonight, with rock and stone.
Come, my friends the Ents are going to war.
It is likely that we go to our doom.
The last march of the Ents."
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Movie 2002)