The only reason to ever describe a tree is to show how it is different from any other tree.
… Show …
Nothing is quite so mysterious as a thing well-described.
… and Withhold
The best stories have the most left out.
In grade school, we used to have show and tell. In writing and education, we are commonly advised to show, not tell. (Though there are some exceptions.)
How do you approach the issue of showing, telling and withholding?