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Humans, trees have vital relationship. Published a.m. ET Jan. 10, | Updated a.m. ET Jan. 10, Nov 6, Humans have a special relationship with trees. Find out why, and the importance of maintaining this. Although the study shows the association between loss of trees and human mortality from cardiovascular and lower respiratory disease, it did.
The effect on readers is utterly charming, but what keeps the experts grumbling well short of denunciation is that Wohlleben also has the science down. In British Columbia, where Simard has traced that web across species boundaries, birches and Douglas firs supply each other with carbon and nutrients, while taking seasonal turns as the dominant partner in the exchange.
Wohlleben, 52, might not sound the same, but he too is a trained professional. He grew up in the s in Bonn, then the capital of West Germany, when environmentalism was starting to become a mass national movement.
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ByWohlleben was running a 1,hectare reserve in the Eifel region, near the Belgian border. For a fee, people could bury urns containing the ashes of their cremated loved ones under centuries-old trees bearing a name plaque, reducing the timber-felling required to turn a profit. Now I was free to do what my heart told me. There is less timber revenue—it will be a long time before Wohlleben can sell many trees worth half a car each—but costs are way down.
Our Intimate Connection to Trees Isn't Just About Clean Air
He no longer uses expensive chemicals or machinery: We already have 4, urns in the forest, with room for another 20 years of demand. How trees talk to one another Commercially and professionally vindicated, Wohlleben speaks confidently, in his human language, about his rather human trees. Many trees make for, well, a forest, and a forest—through its climate control—is on the whole a better environment for a tree, just as village life beats living alone for most people.
So far, even the least sentimental forester can nod along, but why would a stand of beeches in his forest keep providing nutrients to a stump, which by definition is no longer holding up its end of a social security regimen?
Trees and humans
I wanted to move to the other side. She sees herself as a tree or as one becoming a tree. Refusing to eat or speak, she spends most of her time in a hospital trying to imitate a tree and basking in the sun. His poetry reflected the violence of imperialism.
In this literary and creative imagination, the life of a tree is not just an imperative for humans to breathe clean air and live in a pollution-free environment. But there is enough material at hand to lead us to reflect on what trees mean to us beyond the talk of environmental damage and polluted air.
There is a deeper connection with humans that often tends to get lost in the here-and-now conversations. The Song of Trees David G. Haskell Ecologists, foresters, and biologists have long been arguing that interconnected through a complicated network, trees have their own language that human can learn to hear. They speak constantly, even if quietly, communicating above — and underground using sound, scents, signals, and vibes. As we left the sunlit path winding through the forest and entered its deeper recesses, the light dimmed and the trees, reaching up to the skies, seemed to move closer around us.
The stillness had a sound of its own.