How many trees to be counted? How many trees to survive? How many trees just won’t make it? How many will still be alive? How many will be felled and forgotten, more (this I know) than a few. I’ve worried, oh yes, how I’ve worried – and don’t know what to do. I thought and thought as I walked and walked though the snow hanging onto my shoes. There seems, well so many, but if there weren’t any, What … then what … would we do?
How many trees must humanity use, too many to so abuse. But at this rate, it seems much to late, and their fate is what we choose. And sadly our own … we all lose.
as numbering trees
number humanity’s days
a sadness for life
Deforestation is a reality on the planet earth. Since we (all living things) need the trees to sustain our life, it is indeed a great sadness. As his Honorable Dalai Lama said. “In our own homes we do not throw the furniture we need into the fireplace to burn up, why would we do this to our home, the planet earth?” A good question don’t you think?
Thank you for reading, I hope my words today give you some “food for thought”!
With much affection,
24 thoughts on “How Many Trees …”
It’s a good point penny. We need the oxygen to live and we need the trees to produce the oxygen. Plus trees are lovely in their own right.
Well, the good news is that in the U.S. there are more trees now than there were 100 years ago: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/more-trees-than-there-were-100-years-ago-its-true
That is good news, Malcolm. Living in the Northwest, we do have many trees here, for certain! I recently read an article in the National Geographic about deforestation in many other countries around our globe to increase pasture land for grazing cattle. As I have a fair amount of international readers my focus was in this area. Hoping you have a positive and productive week ahead! 🙂
Our poor Earth is under siege constantly. Great post, Penny!
Thanks. Hope you had a great weekend. The weather seems to be changing for the better? hopefully!. Have a good week ahead! 🙂
Yes, it seems like Spring is finally on the way, Penny !!! 🙂
Thank you Gys, and you have a wonderful week ahead my friend! 🙂 xx
Now – we can be trees too.
Well – when our time comes…
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Just read the article. Love this. It’s great RoSy! 🙂 xo
We can be tree neighbors too!
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Was actually listening to a BBC Natural History podcast about Mahogany and the difficulties that species is facing, you don’t really think of trees going extinct but this is a possibility unless better forestry management is used and illegal felling stopped
Paula, I am so sad to hear this. Mahogany is so beautiful. I hope this does not come to pass.
Without trees, we’ll run out of oxygen and die.
Exactly so, Sarah, exactly so, my friend.
One of the many things I love about Maine is how many trees there are.
I understand that feeling well, lulu. That’s just how I feel about the Northwest. ☺🌲
Humans write on paper that we should safe trees….. ironic…. Good you use the internet for it! Have a wonderful Sunday my dear Penny!
Thank you, Ute. Indeed we humans are an oddity at best, at least with some of the things we do. Well, at least many of us are very loveable, like you, dearest friend. Have a wonderful week, hugs xo
“In our own homes we do not throw the furniture we need into the fireplace to burn up, why would we do this to our home, the planet earth?”
A good question indeed!
Yes, sigh an excellent question. You’d think with all the “intelligent people” in our world we’d have figured it out by now.
No wonder they say that common sense is not common.
Yea 🙂 it is a good question
Hi Yoshiko, I hope you are doing well. It is a very important question, my friend. Hopefully we’ll find the right answer soon. 😐xx
Hi Penny, even I hope you are doing well too. Even I hope we can find for the right answer soon.