The trees of the marble forest are old and wise, their gnarled roots stretching deep into the ground, standing solemn guard over the land. But Dirk is not one of those trees. In fact Dirk is known amongst the others as being a few acorns short of a treetop, or in tree terms, as thick as a plank. Loud and obnoxious, Dirk is disliked by the other trees. He likes to laugh and joke and never takes anything seriously, much to the chagrin of the other stuffy old oaks. Trees are meant to be sage and serious, passing wisdom from generation to generation. Dirk, however, is only interested in getting under the elder's bark by any means necessary. He is mischievous and fond of trickery, but is not as smart as he thinks he is.