Imagine we live in a world where trees are alive. They have families, friends, look after each other; They breathe, they are like human beings. And, we live in peace and harmony…
Wake up, my friend! You are not far from the truth! What if I tell you that trees are alive, they form friendships and take care of each other? Would you believe me? Don’t look at me with that pale face! I’m a nature lover and a tree hugger, and I haven’t lost my mind…yet. 🙂 Exactly, I know precisely what I am talking about.
So, right now, I’m calling for evidence. Let science speak.
“Trees have feelings. They can feel pain, but can also have emotions, such as fear. Trees of one species are not competitors. On the contrary: They actually support each other. They love company and cuddle.” – says the author of “The Hidden Life of Trees” – Peter Wohlleben. He is a German forester who has devoted a great part of his life to studying trees.
Along with Suzanne Simard who is a professor of forest ecology from the University of British Columbia, Canada, he created a documentary called “Intelligent trees.”
According to them, trees have families, form bonds and friendships, and what’s most appealing: they support, look after each other.
You may say to yourself that trees are simply trees and there’s no big deal about it. But, have you ever wondered what do you actually see? You see the outside of the tree, not the underground… and that’s where all secrets lie…in their inside world, in their roots.
“The root system of trees is the brain of the forest.”- says Suzanne. In other words, trees are linked together through their roots and communicate in their own language. It all looks like a huge social network.
And when I’m thinking about trees ‘roots, it reminds me of this: “You think you’re any different from me, or your friends, or this tree? If you listen hard enough, you can hear every living thing breathing together. You can feel everything growing.
We’re all living together, even if most folks don’t act like it. We all have the same roots, and we are all branches of the same tree.”
No matter most of us live in crowded places, the bond we have with nature is inextricable. We, humans, are a part of nature…and nature is part of us.
Therefore, let us look deeper, listen and see things from a new, wider, clearer perspective. Let us appreciate everything that breathes on this Earth. Let us learn from nature, love and take care of it.
You can watch the amazing trailer here: