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We Need More Trees

The planet is dying

Photo by Irina Iriser on Unsplash

For the last ten years or so, I have been planting trees. I love trees. I have planted six in my somewhat small garden, which is crammed with plants of all sorts that are good for pollinators and all critters that are part of the ecology. It is a cycle of budding, blooming, growing, ending, decaying, and rebirth in budding, blooming and so on.

Trees put down deep roots. They must be planted carefully when they are dormant, with lots of water so the roots can spread easily into the soil, and find their way deeper and horizontally. Trees communicate with each other through under the soil fungi. Trees know best where to grow, but I did not know this until a few days ago. However, my trees communicate.

Every plant in my garden is native with one exception. My fig tree is not native but I love the fruit and the leaves so I planted a sapling. The summer of 2020, I had thirteen figs. They ripened every two or three days which was very convenient for me. Last summer the tree had unripe fruit for ages, so I threatened the life of the tree and three weeks later the figs began to ripen. One and two at a time, and then more than I could cope with so I gave my friends and neighbors figs.

Now I have started the process of registering my garden as organic, as no chemical has touched it since I lived here. I dug out bind weed for four years before it was gone.

I also plant trees through organizations. I am sharing an email here from Tribal Data. They plant trees as you use your cell phone. My phone is not synced to my laptop as I value my downtime, so I may not be planting as many trees as other Tribal Data app users.

So I am inviting you to use the email below. If you want more trees planted around the world.

Dear fellow tree planter,

Thank you so much for taking part in the journey this far and for growing the plantation. We have come a long way since we started in 2019, and we are now at the brink of the next big step in the evolution.

We are raising our long term ambitions and want to give tools and guidance to bring a million of Europeans to net zero emissions.

We have come far in this work, and are now at a stage where your input is critical to make it right.

Would you like to be a part of it?

In practice, this would mean talking with one of our experts for about 15 minutes in the coming weeks, and possibly also responding to some questions. Of course, no preparation required.

Simply push the button below, and we will get in touch!

I want to help!

Thank you again for your incredible support throughout the years.

THE TRIBALDATA TEAM

Thank you for your time.

By Chrisssie Morris Brady

I've read poetry since I was nine and have written creatively since I was fourteen (probably long before that). After writing book reviews and social comment, I decided I wanted to write poetry. I have no formal training, but I surround myself with poets and their writing. I am honing my craft.
I have two published collections which I don't feel good about, but have been published by madswirl.com and other publications. I live on the south coast of England with my daughter. I am seriously ill.

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