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I am a tree on highest mountain.
I am many, don't try countin'.
I grow skinny. I grow fat.
Chop me down and I'll grow back.

Many mountains are my home.
You don't plant me. I just grow.
Sometimes I just go away.
Though people wish that I would stay.

What kind of tree am I?

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You are:

HAIR (as on the head)

I am a tree on highest mountain.

Something that grows in a high place. The top of our head is as high as we get in a way.

I am many, don't try countin'.

One has numerous hairs, normally too many count.

I grow skinny. I grow fat.

Presumably about the thickness variations in people's hair.

Chop me down and I'll grow back.

Hair keeps growing regardless of being cut to nothingness (as in a shaved head)

Many mountains are my home.

The head has bumps.

You don't plant me. I just grow.

One does not plant hair seeds. Hair grows naturally without seeds.

Sometimes I just go away. Though people wish that I would stay.

This refers to people who are bald. They normally seem to dislike the condition.

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    $\begingroup$ 2 minutes!? I seriously overestimated my riddle making skills. $\endgroup$ – LCIII Nov 12 '14 at 15:51
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    $\begingroup$ It's quite OK really - nice and classical $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 16:11
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    $\begingroup$ @LCIII you should try when d'alar'cop is sleeping :) $\endgroup$ – skv Nov 12 '14 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ A hair tree? Gross? $\endgroup$ – DiscOH Nov 12 '14 at 18:38
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    $\begingroup$ @skv - he never sleeps :-p $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Nov 28 '14 at 23:24
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I think "Hope"(dream) would be a beautiful solution, too!

I am a tree on highest mountain.

Something far away we are trying to reach.

I am many, don't try countin'.

There are many people hoping for something and maybe everyone has many "trees" he is looking at. But there is no point counting them.

I grow skinny. I grow fat.

Hope can have all different shapes and it can change over time. You sometimes change your mind and thus change hope to some point.

Chop me down and I'll grow back.

Reminds me of someone trying to destroy your dreams but hope is returning. They say 'hope' is what dies last.

Many mountains are my home.

Many people can have the same dream or hope for something.

You don't plant me. I just grow.

You cannot control what you want. Sometimes you desire forbidden things.

Sometimes I just go away. Though people wish that I would stay.

Sometimes an opportunity vanishes and as a result, hope dies eventually even though you still want to pursue it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Would it be possible for you to edit this answer to explain how you reached this conclusion given the information in the question? $\endgroup$ – Aza Jan 22 '15 at 10:52
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    $\begingroup$ @Emrakul the tryhard :') Ok, I will $\endgroup$ – Avigrail Jan 22 '15 at 10:53
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    $\begingroup$ +1 This answer is no less applicable than the "correct" answer! $\endgroup$ – Samthere Nov 2 '15 at 11:37

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