We All Need to Be Tree Huggers Now

By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, Macska Moksha

Nearly everything about contemporary human life needs to change if we are to seriously address the multiple environmental crises that are facing the planet, but today I will focus on just one topic: trees. Trees are amazing creatures. They are found throughout the world, in a wide range of habitats, from elevations below sea level up to alpine; in wetlands and deserts; standing solo or closely communed. The “timber line” is a clear mark on any mountain; above it, needle-bearing perennials give way to lichen-speckled stone that sleeps under snow or basks in the sun, and is softened ephemerally by blossoming annuals. Mt. McLoughlin (Photo by the author) Mangroves mark coast lines, Junipers rocky ridges, Cottonwoods prairie cricks, Aspens storm-wracked heights and Pines rain-shadow slopes. Juniper tree in Klamath County, CA (Photo by the author) From the equator to the tundra, forests thrive thickly, teeming with life micro and macro,...