As I said in the Allegiance to Denethor thread...
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Could you imagine...
...the reactions of Faramir's men when he told them they had to ride to Osgiliath and attempt to re-take it? They had JUST gotten overrun there and then had to go back, horribly out-numbered. They must've been crushed knowing it was a suicide mission
In this scene, it was probably just this. He knew himself and his men would be killed. And yet, he had to do his duty, so he did so without question or complaint. Faramir was a selfless, underrated, underappreciated hero IMHO And what do trees have to talk about? Hmm...except the consistency of squirrel droppings?