2 Trees, 1 Canopy?
For the last few years i’ve been fascinated by the appearance of single tree canopies created by multiple tree trunks working together. These pictures are from my phone. There’s so much symbolism in these partnerships.
From a climate solutions standpoint: Forests are priority one. They do the most for moisture, temperature, weather, biodiversity, carbon, water supply, storm defense, climate resilience, soil formation, quality of life, and overall global productivity of any resource.
Normally i post on that kind of stuff, but in this post, on Valentine’s weekend 2021, i want to remember trees for some of their emotional and visceral values. To me, trees are like giant hearts, no kidding; i mean… biologically they are essentially giant sentient vascular creatures. I’m fascinated by that. And trees as community-makers create, nurture, sustain, and protect organisms of all sizes and diversities to a greater degree than any other macro-organism. Trees.
Check out my synopsis re: Earth’s most important trees…
So whether or not you have romance in your life, I hope this Valentine’s weekend, 2021— cold as it may be — you consider the love around you in all of the forms it takes, from people to plants. This kind of awareness only deepens and strengthens our lives and our ability to help others.