The Trees is a song from the 1978 album Hemispheres. The song is also featured on
many of Rush's compilation albums and has been a perennial fan favorite of the band's live shows. On the live album Exit...Stage Left, the short instrumental 'Broon's Bane' is performed as a short classical guitar introduction of the song.
Neil Peart has remarked that the inspiration for penning the song simply came from a humorous comic strip he read which depicted trees arguing like people