Midrash says that originally trees were to have the same taste as the
fruit, as the Chumash states "eitz pri." However, the trees
deviated from G-d's original intent and the tree bark did not have the
taste of the fruit, "eitz oseh pri". How is one to understand
this midrash? Clearly, trees are not endowed with intelligence nor with
the capacity to 'decide' to act in one particular way. The fact that fruit
trees are created in a way that the bark does not taste like the fruit,
must be the will of G-D. How then is one to understand this Midrash?