2011 International Year of Forests – Sick? Swallow a tree!

The struggle to become a tree Suppose you’re a tree. After having passed through the intestinal tract of some animal and then being deposited in the middle of nowhere, covered with a thick layer of dung, you gently extend your first fragile roots after a good rainshower. With great difficulty your roots penetrate the thin layer of humus to finally locate adequate soil in which they can anchor themselves firmly. In a desperate attempt to make your own food you […] Read more »