Trees are so much more valuable to humans when they're in the ground producing oxygen, cleansing the air, storing carbon, providing habitat, holding the soil, transporting water. Trees are connected and communicate to eachother through a network that is very similar to the neural networks in our brains. When one tree is attacked by a pest or a disease, it sends distress signals to other nearby trees to warn and prepare themselves for incoming threats. Smaller trees hidden from the sun that are unable to photosynthesize are able to survive by support from the larger ones. When a large tree dies it sends off carbon to the neighboring trees right before it falls. Trees have been around long before us, and they will be around long after us. I suggest you all go have a conversation with a tree. They'll never tell you they dont like you. .
Loving the lineup of films here at the @wildandscenicfilmfestival - Treeline and @serengetirules completely rocked my world. If we could all see films and festivals like this, the world would be a better place. Here's to making a better world.