I love it when the Court demonstrates a sense of humor.
The following is from Fisher v Lowe, 122 Mich App 418, 333 NW2d 67 (1983) and came to me via http://www.icle.org/:
We thought that we would never see
A suit to compensate a tree.
A suit whose claim in tort is prest
Upon a mangled tree’s behest;
A tree whose battered trunk was prest
Against a Chevy’s crumpled crest;
A tree that faces each new day
With bark and limb in disarray;
A tree that may forever bear
A lasting need for tender care.
Flora lovers though we three,
We must uphold the court’s decree.