Tree mythologies can be found in almost every culture on earth. Stories of forests link material and spirit worlds by changing from menacing places to safe havens. The tree of life and family tree are metaphors that help us remember the ways we are connected.
Trees hold the earth together. Their branches, leaves and roots are homes for myriad, diverse life. Trees transform sunlight into food and exhaled C02 into oxygen. Together with oceans and lakes they maintain planetary health by sequestering carbon. Rooted in place, trees grow vast underground networks that create stability and community.
Trees make the earth livable.
S istog smo stabla is a Croatian proverb which translates to ‘we are from the same tree.’ This blog explores a sense of belonging that extends beyond fixed biological, ethnic and geographic identities.