Thursday, August 30, 2007

A World of Their Own

A woman and three children ensconced by the spread of a magnificent tree, totally absorbed in the private world they are sharing. What would our world be like without the drama and beauty of such magnificent trees?

Trees give us not only beauty and add dimension to our world, they give us shade, provide animal habitat, wood for all our human "creature comfort" needs, and hold the soil in place. They grow everywhere in amazing diversity, until we raze and burn the forests.

We can all help the Earth and help to insure human survival by planting an extra tree or two in our yards, or by sending in Action Alerts that address issues such as clear-cutting for industry and rainforest preservation. Join the World Wildlife Fund or the Nature Conservancy or the Rainforest Action Network, to put in YOUR two cents!

The way I look at it, the "Tree of Life" is at the heart of life.

Text and image c Lynda Lehmann. You can purchase this print at

1 comment:

A wildlife gardener said...

I couldn't agree more. Trees hold their own special magic for me. Each one my husband and I planted in our garden was a memorable experience. Some were tiny whips, no more than two feet high. Others were bought from local nurseries. For years now, I've been collecting all our tree seedlings, potting them up, and passing them on to family and friends.