Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause.

Stand and,

grip hard,

thrust upward,

bend to the winds of heaven,

and learn tranquility.

Prayer dedicated to Richard St Barbe Baker, Father of the Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

Indian man single-handedly plants a 1,360-acre forest

"I can imagine a time when a tree was not a tree, but a distinct individual.

If it is just a tree, one among a whole forest of trees, it is no great matter to chop it down.

Nothing unique is being removed from the world.

But if we see it as a unique individual, sacred and irreplaceable, then we would chop it down only with great circumspection.

We might, as many indigenous peoples do, meditate and pray before committing an act of such enormity.

It would be an occasion for solemn ritual.

Only a very worthy purpose would justify it.

Now, having converted all of these unique, divine beings into just trees, we level entire forests with hardly a second thought." - Charles Eisenstein

Richard St Barbe Baker was born in a country house in South Hampshire, England, on 9 October 1889 and from his earliest days developed a keen awareness of the beauty of the forests and creatures therein.

At Cambridge Richard St Barbe Baker studied forestry and after finishing his degree he was posted to Kenya as a forester with the Colonial Office.

Appalled by the continued destruction of the scrublands in the northern highlands by the Kikuyu tribesmen Richard St Barbe Baker convinced the people there to plant trees to replace those they had removed.

Richard St Barbe Baker instituted a Dance of The Trees out of which arose the Men of The Trees, the Swahili for which is 'Watu wa Miti'.

1924 Richard St Barbe Baker founded Men of The Trees in England and became interested in the Baha'i faith which he pursued until death.

1931 Richard St Barbe Baker went to Palestine at the invitation of Sir John Chancellor, the Governor, to assist in establishing a tree planting program.

Richard St Barbe Baker spent some time in Jerusalem co-ordinating a meeting of the heads of the Islam, Hebrew and Catholic communities to plant trees under the banner of Men of The Trees.

Richard St Barbe Baker travelled to America on a lecture tour, during which he wrote his first book Men of the Trees.

Seeing the giant Redwoods he became involved in a move to conserve these trees from further destruction by launching Save the Redwoods Fund which eventually delivered twelve thousand acres of redwoods to the State of California as a reserve.

Richard St Barbe Baker's friendship with Franklin D Roosevelt resulted in the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Richard St Barbe Baker founded the Forestry Association of Great Britain.

1952 Richard St Barbe Baker goes to Europe, addressing conferences in Germany and Austria and lecturing to university graduates in Vienna on the importance of tree cover.

Richard St Barbe Baker returned to New York, campaigning for tree preservation and late in that year led the first Sahara University Expedition, raising funds by writing Famous Trees.

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may the forest be with you

1954 Richard St Barbe Baker goes to New Zealand at the invitation of Men of The Trees there to convince the New Zealand State Forestry Service of the need for trees in Central Otago.

1955 Richard St Barbe Baker organizes an exhibition in Cambridge called Man Against Nature and a similar exhibition was staged in Paris.

June 5th, 1982 Richard St Barbe Baker plants his last tree in Saskatoon, Canada, in a ceremony celebrating World Environment Day.

The inscription on Richard St Barbe Baker 's grave marker reads:


9 OCTOBER 1889 - 9 JUNE 1982



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The War Against Wildfire

102 Million Dead California Trees

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Federal land management to blame for out-of-control fires

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"Mother Nature has provided free devices that remove carbon dioxide from our air using natural solar power:trees and forests.

One fast-growing tree can sequester many tons of carbon.

How about planting trees?" - Elan Glasser

True and tree are joined at the root.


In Old English, words looked and sounded much more alike than they do now: "tree" was trow and "true" was trowe.

The first of these comes from the Germanic noun *trewam; the second, from the adjective *treuwaz.

Both these Germanic words ultimately go back to an Indo-European root *deru- or *dreu-, appearing in derivatives referring to wood and firmness.

Truth may be thought of as something firm; so as well can certain bonds between humans, like trust, another derivative of the same root.

A slightly different form of the root, *dru-, appears in the word druid, an ancient Celtic shaman; his name is etymologically *dru-wid-, or "strong seer."

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Cherry trees are flowering on average two weeks earlier than in 1995.

A thousand large lakes in Siberia have dried up within the last 25 years. Thawing of the perma frost layer allowed the water from these lakes to seep into the ground. Migratory birds depending upon the lakes of Siberia are expected to be negatively impacted.

The Mexican government reported a suprising reduction of 75% of the Monarch butterfly population due to adverse weather conditions.

"I've been doing this I was big enough to carry a bucket. Tapping in January? Never. Never. Never." - Rex Marsh, a 71 year old a Vermont maple syrup producer, stated in the spring of 2006 that he had tapped his 9000 sugar maple trees in January - two years in a row.

evil eye tree

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Continued destruction of Earth's plant life places humankind in jeopardy


July heat wave in America breaks more than 2,300 daily records and sets 50 all-time records for hottest temperature ever recorded.

The slight moderation in temperature is being seen in pine forests of 10 western American states including California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and in British Columbia. Lodgepole pines in Idaho and Colorado, ancient white-bark pines of Idaho and Montana, pinon pines in Colorado, firs in Montana and aspen trees throughout the West are dying by the millions. Beetles have ravaged the drought weakened trees. Temperatures below zero for several days on end are required to kill the beetle which has not happened since the 90's.

"Nothing like this has occurred in the last 350 years. Whole landscapes have been affected." - Wayne Shepperd, Forest Service observer

"The mountainsides are blanketed with dead trees as far as the eye can see." - Erik Olsen 11/19/2008


Over a fifth of the aspen trees in Colorado have died due to global warming.

Christmas trees from garden of eden

I saw in Louisiana a live oak growing,

All alone stood it and the moss hung down from the branches,

Without any companion it grew there uttering joyous of dark green,

And its look, rude, unbending, lusty, made me think of myself,

how it could utter joyous leaves standing alone there without its friend near,

for I knew I could not.

I broke off a twig with a certain number of leaves upon it and

I twined around it a little moss,

I brought it away, and I have placed it in sight in my room,

It is not needed to remind me as of my own dear friends,

It remains to me a curious token.

It makes me think of manly compassion.

The live oak glistens there in Louisiana solitary in a wide flat space,

uttering joyous leaves all its life without a friend or lover near,

I know very well I could not.

Walt Whitman

deep dark forest of trees

legend of the cedar tree

The Fragrant Language of Trees

The Buried, Secret Lives Of Trees

A long time ago when the Cherokee people were new upon the Earth, they thought that life would be much better if there was never any night.

They beseeched the Ouga (the Creator) that it might be day all the time and that there would be no darkness.

The Creator heard their voices and made the night cease and it was day all the time.

Soon, the forest was thick with heavy growth.

It became difficult to walk and to find the path.

The people toiled in the gardens many long hours trying to keep the weeds pulled from among the corn and other food plants.

It got hot, very hot, and continued that way day after long day.

The people began to find it difficult to sleep and became short tempered and argued among themselves.

Not many days had passed before the people realized they had made a mistake and, once again, they beseeched the Creator.

"Please," they prayed, "we have made a mistake in asking that it be day all the time. Now we think that it should be night all the time."

The Creator paused at this new request and thought that perhaps the people may be right as all things are forged in opposites ... day and night, life and death, good and evil, times of plenty and times of famine.

The Creator loved the people and decided to make it night all the time as they had asked.

The day ceased and night fell upon the Earth.

Soon, the crops stopped growing and it became very cold.

The people spent much of their time gathering wood for the fires.

They could not see to hunt meat and with no crops growing it was not long before the people were cold, weak, and very hungry.

Many of the people died.

Those that remained still living gathered once again to beseech the Creator.

"Help us Creator," they cried!

"We have made a terrible mistake. You had made the day and the night perfect, and as it should be, from the beginning. We ask that you forgive us and make the day and night as it was before."

Once again the Creator listened to the request of the people.

The day and the night became, as the people had asked, as it had been in the beginning.

Each day was divided between light and darkness.

The weather became more pleasant, and the crops began to grow again.

Game was plentiful and the hunting was good.

The people had plenty to eat and there was not much sickness.

The people treated each other with compassion and respect.

It was good to be alive.

The people were grateful and thanked the Creator for their lives.

The Creator accepted the gratitude of the people.

However, during the time of the long days of night, many of the people had died, and the Creator was sorry that they had perished because of the night.

The Creator placed their spirits in a newly grown tree.

This tree was named a-tsi-na tlu-gv {ah-see-na loo-guh} cedar tree.

When you smell the aroma of the cedar tree or gaze upon it standing in the forest, remember that if you are Tsalagi, you are looking upon your ancestor.

Tradition holds that the wood of the cedar tree holds powerful protective spirits for the Cherokee.

Many Cherokee carry a small piece of cedar wood in their medicine bag.

It is also placed above the entrances to the dwelling to protect against the entry of evil spirits.

Traditional drums are made from cedar wood.

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