Trees are the backbone of Mother Nature’s complex ecology, but we rarely delve into their profound significance. Unfortunately, they are often overlooked because of their mundane, background function in city or landscape scenes. Trees provide oxygen, but they also have another, more deep function. They act as a mirror of our experiences allowing us to find comfort, and unite us with our inner selves and the rest of the world in their special ways.
It is easy to lose sight of the connection we have with Mother Nature in the hectic pace of modern life. However, Each and every tree holds its own unique ability to connect us to our inner selves and the presence of them with their deep roots, symbolise stability and grounding. They offer a place to rest, breathe, and slow down to observe the beauty around us.
Trees have an innate capacity to reveal about the health of their surrounding ecosystems, including the forests in which they grow. Forests provide us with a delicate balance that must be preserved, and the leaves, bark, fruit, and flowers of trees can tell us a lot about the state of these ecosystems. Maintaining ecological balance requires this kind of information.
Moreover, trees can help us understand the cycles of nature and the interconnectedness between all living beings. They act as a link between the living and inert elements in our ecosystems. Just like with companion planting in gardens, trees help us evaluate the necessity of other individuals and organisms to maintain a healthy environment, for example, the fungi, lichen, worms, birds, or animals attracted by different types of trees.
We may benefit from talking to the trees and letting trees talk to us, guide us, and align our spirit with nature and our life’s purpose. So, let’s take a moment out of our busy schedules, find a tree close by, and spend some time under its canopy. Observe nature, take a deep breath, and remind yourself of your innate bond with mother nature and thank the trees for their precious life and the fantastic connections they offer us.
And shhh, did you know that trees do listen to you? That’s right, they’ve got quite the ‘tree mendous’ ability to tune in. Whether you’re whispering sweet nothings or sharing your deepest secrets, those majestic giants are ‘branching’ out to catch every word. And Who knows, maybe they’ll ‘root’-inely surprise you with some advice or leaf you in awe with their silent wisdom. Remember, nature has its own way of speaking.
Supporting groups like SankalpTaru is a great way to help preserve and cultivate the relationship that exists between humans and trees. By reforesting, we restore ecological balance, extending nature’s curative powers to those who need them most.