I Love Forests and Trees

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    Time In The Tree...

    Someone had nailed two by fours to the trunk and it was easy to access what would otherwise have been an impossible climb for me. At first I would go there because it reminded me of my home in West Virginia, where my best friend had taught me to climb trees and ride bikes. The...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    I have two homes. One is on 3 acres of forested

    land with a seasonal creek and a marsh area and the other is on 45 acres of forested land with a four acre beaver pond and 2,200 linear feet of mountain river frontage. I have planted over 500 varieties of trees on both pieces of property. My favorite trees include balsam fir...
    777Brad 777Brad
    56-60, M
    Feb 22, 2014

    Just love the peace and beauty of being in the

    forest. The freedom the cool air on my skin.
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    2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    Ages without being in one

    and enjoying it but my memories are vivid.It connects you to mother earth and time seems to stop.I am a tree hug lover lol
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    Redwood Park in British Columbia,

    Canada = Amazing! The trees are massive.
    MB777 MB777
    22-25, F
    Dec 9, 2013

    I love trees. There is something very ancient

    about my love. I am sure in a previous life I lived in an oak grove with other Druids.
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    "Bonny Portmore" O bonny Portmore,

    you shine where you stand And the more I think on you the more I think long If I had you now as I had once before All the lords in Old England would not purchase Portmore. O bonny Portmore, I am sorry to see Such a woeful destruction of your ornament tree For it stood on...
    KlaraVoyet KlaraVoyet
    46-50, F
    Apr 13, 2016

    Autumnal Ambiguity

    “Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground.” -  Andrea Gibson
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    Oct 21, 2013

    In these days n times it seems people are

    afraid of nature. Afraid of camping n being out in the open wilderness for some reason. Maybe due to no phone signals or just cuz u gota actually work for urself to have what u want because u cant just call someone or order something out in the woods lol. I live in a pretty big...
    SpookeyRed SpookeyRed
    31-35, M
    Oct 31, 2015

    Forest Walk

    At the beginning of every walk through the forest I love I have to decide whether to walk past the reflection pond. Sometimes I want to walk on the path that avoids it. I wonder if that is because I am in no mood to reflect? It is a beautiful pond though so I decided to walk...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    Somewhere I read that it is thought mankind is

    the pinnacle of animal intelligence. I have my doubts. But I don't doubt that trees are the triumph of the plant kingdom. The elves have done wonders! I am happiest walking through a forest. At home in Norway my brothers and I would go orienteering in the forest above Stavanger...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2014

    Highest Hill In The Range

    I grew up in a village that was the highest in the range. The village was surrounded by Beech woods that were beautiful. The sentinel trees canopied the ground but the stately trunks were as columns in a temple to nature. I miss my life under the trees but I am a frequent...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien
    51-55, M
    Aug 24, 2013

    So beautiful and mysterious I truly feel at

    home in the forest. All the green is just so perfect. It's been ages since I've seen one since I moved to Cali :( not many trees here. I just don't feel the same about beaches at all. Ah I'd love to b back where I used to live for a week or two, such gorgeous forests
    burnout95 burnout95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    I tend to feel so lonely in crowds.

    Once I'm in a forest, I feel warmth and love. I feel like I'm surrounded by my bestest friends. There is a deep sense of serenity that I feel when I'm around trees. Happiness.
    look4meinthesky look4meinthesky
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2014

    I'm not sure if anyone here at least

    once was dreaming of being a tree? I dream about it quite often, specially when i see under some spruce in the middle of nowhere, i watch the trees that kindly give me some shadow and a coll breeze of wind for my burning head, that gives shelter for all these birds, insects...
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    2 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    I read somewhere here someone saying

    that trees are the top of the vegetation species where man is the top of the animal species. It sounded interesting in a perspective.I love forests and trees for the mystery of being among them. There is something very magical to me about a thicket of trees, a forest. An...
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2016


    Another essay I wrote for my college apps this fall; I hope you like it! From deep in the woods, I hear the beating of a heart. Peering out from my place on the cluttered earth, all I can see are trees of the past draped across mossy trees standing tall. It wouldn't be difficult...
    VakreLivet VakreLivet
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2013

    One of the best days I've ever had was with my

    father walking in the Foret de Fontainebleau when I was ten. He was explaining hand history of the forest, and talking about the trees, which genus each was. It was so vivid, so interesting. And it was time spent with my father.
    Paca24 Paca24
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2014
    MisterAlpha MisterAlpha
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    We need them to live; a world of bare soil

    and concrete flooded by rain that has nowhere to go to is a pared down monstrosity. We build such ugliness, when our examples are so beautiful. A tree is creation, evolving; a building is chaos, an eyesore, it can only decay. Trees give us air, buildings give us claustrophobia...
    Brangwen Brangwen
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2014

    Red Wood Forest

    Last year I was really depressed. I had decided that I didn't want to live anymore and I was going to commit suicide. I went through a lot of mental, emotional, and physical pain in 2007 and didn't want to deal with it anymore. What made me realize that killing myself wouldn't...
    DeadsyDreams DeadsyDreams
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2008


    I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2012

    My name means town of the ash tree,

    so I have always felt at ease around nature. I love the depths of the forest. The sound of rain falling from leaf to leaf, tree limb to tree limb. I love how every tree tells a story. A story of survival, strength, and grandeur.
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    4 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    Sleepy Hollow

    I am not much on Winter. I do love my forest, my trees to be green. But no matter, I can enjoy, love my woods... forest of trees anytime of the year. Yesterday I had some time on my hands... no place I had to go at any time. *smile* I took a road home I haven't driven in awhile...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2013
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2012

    I've always thought it would be cool to become

    a queen of a forest and have a dragon and live in trees, and also be a caretaker to the forest. I want that to happen! it would be awesome! D:
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    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    I Participate In 'clean and Green' Programs.

    we have this activity in school where planting trees on the shanty mountains is the main goal and definitely i joined it! it made me really proud of myself that somehow i was able to help my mother Earth in this little ways. I'm from the Philippines where mountains are starting...
    gibbygibbs gibbygibbs
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2009

    Forests Are Wonderful

    Forests and trees are so important to the planet and to our collective spiritual psyche. It pains me when I see them being cut down and destroyed. I grew up in a forest. We moved away when I was ten years old and I missed it so much. Yet even to this day, when I close my eyes and...
    Bluetraveler Bluetraveler
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

    The Woodland Wench

    Embracing the beauty of the bark, She lays on a bed of fallen leaves, Embarking on her journey of her love of the trees, Basking under its shade and protection, She rests with comfort and peace, And is in awe of the provisions of nature.
    woodlandwench woodlandwench
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2012

    I love forests because they provide me the

    sanctity of being alone when I lived in south carolina after a two mile walk through a forest was another one but a bamboo forest to be exact I wonder if anything has happened to it
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    The falling one leans upon others Without the

    support, it would come crashing down. Days that are calm, nothing disturbs it, all is silent. The wind kicks up, the others are swaying about The weight of the resting uprooted Starts to creak and carries-on..... Just too much. The others begin to give-away The groans, pops and...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    I grew up around lots of trees,

    nature is so pleasant.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    Mar 30, 2015

    as soon as i'm in the forest the first thing i

    do is i hug a tree and put my ear to it and really listen i can hear the trees whisper some things to me. the trees teach me to ground myself,keep my composure, center myself,be calm, be content... the trees are very wise, they know that life has it's ups and downs, they stand...
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2015

    I live the scent of leaves

    and trees , and being among them , and the tranquility, that they create with there canopy , but I never hug them 😂
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015

    There's no other kind of place on earth

    that I resonate with more than the forest.. There is such beauty in an old-growth forest, where the cool depths of the trees are penetrated here and there by the contrast of sunbeams glittering through the branches. Where the shadow and light flow in a dappled dance on the...
    Louvre21 Louvre21
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2015

    Deforestation and monocultures to replace them

    is not only abuse to the life that provides our oxygen, but genocide to numerous plant species that could have potential cures to the ailments that people suffer now, or those to come in a future time.
    bigbangFACTS bigbangFACTS
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    nature has the power to calm our soul

    and let her escape from daily stress...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife
    26-30, M
    Aug 7, 2014

    Getting back to nature is a truly wonderful

    experience. Viewing a canopy of beautiful trees puts life in perspective.
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    Jul 1, 2015

    healing experience you find in nature year

    after year , its only peaceful moment , place to clear your mind completely as ancient people used to years ago feeling the elements of nature on your skin, same with secluded areas & islands for live longer and give yourself confidence adding beauty never seen before in life...
    surewayy surewayy
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2016

    Sleeping Trees

    I don't deal well with winter, bad weather or too blasted cold to go outside to enjoy nature. Today, for the first of January, it was a decent day. The temp was around 55 and a big blue sky above, with one bright ball of light, shining on me. So after work today, i drove the...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2012

    Peace In The Tree

                                                 I  found a great tree to hang out in a few weeks ago but my daughter said I shouldn't try and that I would break my neck. So, of course, I waited until she wasn't around and tried it...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 5, 2013
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