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…
The way the lightning-split
willow was tugged,
wandy and half still alive,
It refused to uncork.
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.
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