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"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story." ~Linda Hogan
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Trees appear still but they are constantly moving & being moved.
Trees branches, leaves & even trunk can move with the wind, heavy rain & weather elements
Trees also move internally, beginning with the roots & continuing with the cells & molecules inside the tree.
If you stand next to a tree and observe closely you'll see the flexibility & endless rhythms of the branches, leaves & entire tree.
For most of history 4/5 of the earth's land mass was covered by trees.
In North America, when settlers started to arrive in 1600 & 1700s there were so many trees that a squirrel could travel from Maine to Georgia with every touching the ground.*
Today, about 1/2 of the earth's land mass is covered by trees. Thus, 30% more of the earth is void & unproductive in giving it's glorious nutrients as well as filtering pollution & dirty air.
What are the roots? Basic Study: http://www.treehelp.com/trees/trees-basics-root.asp
Summary of the Roots; Basic Study, http://ecosys.cfl.scf.rncan.gc.ca/faq/faq003_e.htm
Roots the Hidden Half of Growth, Advanced Study - Michagan State University Extention Horticulture: http://web1.msue.msu.edu/vanburen/rootgrow.htm
Types of Roots, Advanced Study, UCLA Horticulture: http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/generalbotany/typesofroots/
Trees & Shrubs
Iowa State University - http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/indices/treeshrubindex.html
Seed Basics - http://www.treehelp.com/trees/trees-basics-seed.asp