Photographer David Paul Bayles is interested in images that reveal "the boundaries where the alive and the inert intersect." He has found a perfect subject in trees growing in urban and suburban settings. This collection of striking black-and-white photographs presents some surprising juxtapositions: a cypress contrasted to a stucco wall, a cactus by a cracked wall, trees emerging out of lobbies and parking lots, carved and cropped trees, a sapling protected by a small fence. A haunting sequence shows pedestrians walking over the stump of a tree that once grew out of the sidewalk. Another shows new growth on a stump across from Ground Zero.