TREE NOTES

A MANIFESTO FOR THE TREES AND US FROM THE TREES

THE TREES ARE MAKING IT CLEAR THAT WE HAVE TO RECONNECT WITH THE NATURAL WORLD THROUGH THEM IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE THE CHANGES THAT LIE AHEAD OF US. WE HAVE ENTERED A CYCLE OF INCREASING ENERGIES WHICH WILL STRENGTHEN THE EARTH AND PROVIDE US AND ALL THE OTHER BEINGS WITH THE FOUNDATIONS OF A POSITIVE WAY FORWARD.

WE HAVE TO SPEND TIME WITH THE TREES. IT SEEMS THAT OUR ENERGIES ARE HELPING TO STRENGTHEN THE TREES AND BY SPENDING TIME IN THEIR COMPANY THEY WILL GIVE US THE STRENGTH AND UNDERSTANDING WE NEED TO FACE THE FUTURE. OVER TIME SOME OF THE TREES WILL BECOME THE TREES OF LIFE AND KNOWLEDGE.

WE HAVE TO TREAT THE TREES WITH RESPECT. TREES ARE SENTIENT BEINGS WHO HAVE UNIQUE INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER LIFEFORMS.
OUR VERY EXISTENCE DEPENDS ON THEM BUT WE TREAT THEM WITH LITTLE OR NO RESPECT AND THEY ARE OFTEN SEEN AS MERELY A RESOURCE FOR OUR NEEDS. RATHER THAN IMPOSE OUR VIEWS ON WHAT A TREE NEEDS WE SHOULD ASK THEM. GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY THEY WILL TELL US HOW WE SHOULD WORK WITH THEM AND THROUGH THIS UNDERSTANDING A BALANCE WILL BE ACHIEVED.

WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE TREES. WITHIN OUR LANDSCAPES THERE ARE VETERAN TREES WHICH ARE THE HOSTS TO MANY LIFEFORMS AND ARE THE SOURCES OF LOST KNOWLEDGE. THEY SHOULD BE TREATED WITH REVERENCE AND HAVE THE SAME PROTECTIONS THAT WE GIVE TO OUR HISTORIC BUILDINGS. ALL OUR ANCIENT AND LONG ESTABLISHED WOODLANDS ALSO NEED STRONG PROTECTIONS FROM OUR EXPLOITATION AND MISUSE. RATHER THAN FELLING THESE TREES WE SHOULD BE CONCENTRATING ON THEIR WELLBEING AND WORKING TO INCREASE THEIR OVERALL RANGE.

WE SHOULD CELEBRATE AND NURTURE TREES. BY SEEKING OUT AND CELEBRATING THE TREES AROUND US WE WILL STRENGTHEN THEM AND CREATE LONG LASTING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN US. THESE WILL BE ENHANCED BY COLLECTING THEIR ACORNS, NUTS AND SEEDS SO WE CAN GROW THEM WITH LOVE AND CARE FOR FUTURE RE-PLANTING WITHIN OUR LANDSCAPES. THROUGH THIS PROCESS OF NURTURE WE WILL DEVELOP A MUCH DEEPER CONNECTION.

The trees have asked me to present this manifesto on their behalf.

Gordon field  Artist and Tree Dowser

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