I love trees. Unabashedly. Completely. Historically. As a child, my favorite past time was climbing trees (my favorite was a small mimosa). As an adult, one of my favorite memories is ziplining through aspen trees in Colorado. When my husband and I built our first home, we made sure the builder relocated the driveway so as to preserve three ancient, icky hackberry trees because THEY WERE TREES. I recently was distressed to see that many trees were being chopped down along my commute.
When I travel, I always notice the trees of the area. I was shocked to find out there are evergreen forests right outside of Athens, Greece. I have been awed by the sequoias in California. My back yard is full of trees–I am told the tree roots cause problems with my plumbing but I AM KEEPING MY TREES!
When you travel, see a great tree (or forest) if you get the chance. They provide carbon dioxide, which we can’t live without. Their indescribable beauty nurtures us. Try climbing one, or just gazing at it. Sometimes we just don’t think about them, but show some respect for trees. A few trees to see:
Love trees and breathe.