Trees Calm Us
In spring – as the mirror of autumn – we are more aware of trees than in the other two seasons of the year. Quite apart from providing oxygen, food , material necessities, and shelter, trees provide us with spiritual riches and a sense of place. Trees provide us with a connection to something larger than ourselves. With their roots grounded in earth and their branches reaching into
the heavens they symbolize some ancient tie we have to both of these realms, ties we have, in our urban landscapes largely loss.
As the leaves unfurl and spring opens, join 2nd Tuesday in a consideration of the ways in which trees not only provide us with the materials and foods of our lives, but in what they do for our health and our spirit. Click here to Hutchinson’s recent article in The New Yorker
And please revisit local artist and photographer Karl Kaiser’s wonderful images of trees in the Portland area. Click here