Saturday, June 02, 2012

I Talk to the Trees

There are some interesting studies around that explore the idea that plants and particularly trees communicate with each other. Some suggest pheromones, some fungus, and some even think trees may be making sounds in a range not audible to the human ear. I enjoy the sounds of trees that are within my range - the rush of wind through the leaves and the creaking of limbs. Getting up close and touching the trunks you can feel the vibrations going through the tree.  This article in WikiHow suggests some ways to enjoy trees if you are not currently communing with yours. Some of the suggestions may sound kind of silly, but I can tell you for sure time spent quietly with nature has real benefits.

In case these activities don't excite you, this guy has a more active approach to enjoying nature:


Kay Dennison said...

I love trees and am seriously thinking of planting one in my yard -- I just have to find out what the right tree is for my yard.

Xtreme English said...

Trees supplied me with not only comfort but love when I was a kid. I've known for 25 or 30 years or so that I was surrounded and sheltered by their vast energy. Even now, I'm happiest when I'm out with the trees, especially when they are happy and thriving.

This is a lovely post!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

percussionists are all slightly crazy. hehehe Actually, this is very good.

I,too, love trees and, of course, talk to them in the quiet and on the sly.

Great Post!