Understand a Tree
Like you, a tree is a remarkable living organism that requires three essential components for survival: air, water, and sunlight. Through the process of photosynthesis, leaves harness energy from the sun and CO2 from the air to produce glucose, which in turn fuels the tree's growth and vitality.
Trees and humans are similar in several ways one being their use of glucose as a source of energy to fuel their growth and metabolic processes. In both trees and humans, glucose is transported through a vascular system to different parts of the organism, where it is used to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) - the primary energy currency of cells. ATP is necessary for various processes such as cell division, muscle contraction, and nerve impulses. Trees are also endowed with an intricate vascular system that circulates sap, the tree's lifeblood, throughout the trunk and branches, delivering vital nutrients and water to all parts of the tree.
Trees have a biofield surrounding them created by the electrical and magnetic fields generated by the tree's own physiological processes, such as photosynthesis and respiration. These processes involve the exchange of energy and matter with the surrounding environment. Using this biofield and other underground networks of fungal connections, trees exchange information and resources with other living things, including you.
"The Hidden Life of Trees" is a book by German forester Peter Wohlleben that explores the complex and interconnected world of trees. Here are five key points from the book:
Trees communicate with each other: Trees use a complex system of chemical and electrical signals to communicate with each other and share resources such as water, nutrients, and even information about pests and diseases.
Trees can feel and sense: Trees have the ability to sense their environment, including changes in temperature, moisture, and light, and they can also feel physical touch and respond to it.
Trees have a social life: Trees can form close relationships with other trees and even exhibit behaviors such as nurturing their young and providing care for sick or injured neighbors.
Trees have memories: Trees have the ability to store and recall information about their environment and experiences, which can help them adapt and respond to changing conditions over time.
Trees are important for the health of the planet: Trees play a crucial role in regulating the Earth's climate, water cycle, and biodiversity, and they also provide important benefits for human health and well-being, such as reducing air pollution and improving mental health.
You can sense the needs of your trees the same way you sense the needs a friend. By having an emotional connection with your trees and observing their subtle signs you can feel what it might need. COVA Tree encourages you to trust your instincts if you are feeling something is right or wrong with your tree’s health.
When we have to remove a living tree, COVA Tree acknowledges and respects the ending of a life form through the Hawaiian healing practice of Ho’oponopono.
If you feel your tree needs care, please contact us to schedule a consultation.