Paintings of Trees

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‘Trees are the most successful life forms on earth. Apart from the oceans, wildwood – mixed woodland of self-sown trees untouched and uncultivated by man – and tropical rainforest form the richest eco-systems in existence, providing a habitat for the widest variety of species. Societies of trees are fundamental to weather and climate, for a beneficial water cycle; for the development of minerals; for balancing the electrical charges between the ionosphere and the earth’s surface; and for the maintenance of the earth’s magnetic field as a whole. In addition, their intelligent and adaptable design, and their ability to co-operate have made trees the dominant life form on earth since they first appeared more than tree hundred million years ago.’

– Fred Hageneder, The Spirit of Trees (Floris books)