A while ago I read this wonderful book, “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. He talked about mother trees, the support systems built into the forests and most impressive of all: their symbiotic relationships with funghi.
Imagine how crowded it must be underneath the surface of the earth. I mean, from my point of view, dolphins are much luckier.
Please, don’t list all the reasons why they’re not that fortunate. There’s roots everywhere, fungi, earth, all kinds of tiny (creepy) creatures, bones and sometimes a tiny little residence of a mouse.
Moving up the trunk you’ll find all kinds of beings. Ants climbing up the trunk, living their own little symbiotic lives with aphids, birds nesting on the trees giant arms, using bits of his own fallen pieces.
How do they manage to stand so still?
Still, whenever I step into the forest, I can only feel at peace. These trees seem to have gotten the hang of it. They have the gold. They are the masters of symbiosis, I have an unfathomable respect for trees.
There is hope though! Trees have existed for millions and millions of years. We are still very young from an evolutionary point of view. And let’s not forget the head start; trees don’t change position, so trees don’t fight.