In “Finding the Mother Tree,” forest ecologist Suzanne Simard illuminates the complicated and intimate world of trees.
Back then, the new growth on redwoods was the brightest
green and tasted of citrus, a good vitamin source if you were lost
in the woods, which I wasn’t, I was pure found girl skipping…
they’re taking down
all the big trees in his back yard,
and next the shrubs, and now the small house itself
So beneficial is exposure to the natural world that a new global movement has arisen to declare access to nature a human right.
To really get to know the tallest trees in the world, start with their leaves.
Why do we wish to bear
Forever the noise of these
More than another noise
So close to our dwelling place?
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