Scientist examined 700.000 trees all over the world. The surprising result: how older the tree the quicker they grow. Those old trees produce three times more biomass than the young smaller ones. So old for trees does not mean sick, weak, bent and vulnerable – to the contrary – strong, powerful and more productive than the young ones.We need old trees as weapon against climate change. from Peter Wohlleben’s book ‘Das geheime Leben der Bäume’
Why do we humans cut trees on young age? Only for the profit – like everything we do that ruins Mother Nature! Trees need to grow old to do their job in Mother Nature’s indefectible plan. It’s a great and important job they have.
There is more to the equation but a thought came up as follows.
If it is right, that ‘as above so below – so outside so inside’ we could see this young vs old trees story also as a mirror in how we treat old people.
There is a deep believe that, when people get older, they, without any doubt, will become sick, weak and unproductive. That is not according the human design – we only forgot how to stay in shape. If living a healthy life without, among others, the negative believe of surely aging 100% cracky, you will not end as lousy rotten old hump. Negative belief’s and nasty habits has to be turned around and your DNA will follow.
And if trees mirror us – how we handle a forest so we handle old people. But here also is right that old people are more productive than youngsters – because they are wise and therefore stronger. They live more easy-going and provide a lot of wisdom while youngsters are more voracious for life and are learning by doing all sorts of stupid things. It’s time so think about this and treat trees and elderly people with the respect they deserve!
Another similarity between trees and humans: where the old people live Trees on scanty soil change their habitat for the better and grow old – so can we. And sometimes living on scanty soil later appeared to have been just a blessing in disguise.