I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves…
They struggle with all the forces of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own forms, to represent themselves.
Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary, than a beautiful strong tree.
(Herman Hesse, “Trees”, natural Resources Journal, Spring 1980)
If you are a tree, what tree would you be and why?