For many years western society have taken trees for-granted. In recent years trees have been ignored to the point where people have even forgotten how useful they are. However a turn-around is happening. The plastic revolution is on the wane, the vital role that trees play in combatting climate change is finally being acknowledged and the value of forests for people’s mental health and well-being are all contributing to a changing attitude.
These pages are a selection of articles about the importance and value of these beautiful beings. There is also information about individual trees and their uses collected from old ways and practices that have partially gone from the western mind.
Indigenous peoples have always recognised there is a lot more to trees than their usefulness to humanity. Luckily for us, their wisdom has survived and it can also help us to remember.