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Russian Olive

Russian olive tree, silvery-green

They scraped a great swath of countryside
To make the interstates
And it came to Mamie
To start a tree-planting campaign

She chose the Russian olive tree
That kite-killing beauty
An emblem of the enemy
What a wonderful dream
To achieve world peace
By planting trees

Unlike peace
The Russian olive tree
Has proved to be
A highly invasive species