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Humans and trees

When you approach a plant or a tree, you would perhaps be surprised how much it senses your presence. This isn't surprising when you consider the intimate relationship between animal and plant life. The trees harness the sun's energy, and we scatter its seed. 



When we take from our ecosystem, we must give something back. We could share our planet instead of assuming it was ours. Plundering our forests, laying waste with our concrete jungles, polluting our rivers and streams, making noise, a mountain of human detritus, like a scar on the landscape. 

Imagine, while we are driven into lockdown by a virus we cannot see, imagine how the forest feels about us...now it takes a moment to breathe, and the silence allows the birds to fly free, imagine.

There stood a tree in my childhood days
And there grew grass under sunlight rays
But where are these now so rare?
Under the concrete lain so bare.
My children will not know
In the world in which they'll grow.
They'll read it in a book
And I will say 'look'!
But there stood a tree in my childhood days
And there grew grass under sunlight rays. (Ray Noble, aged 15, 1964)


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