Trees epitomize the heartstrings of life whereby achieving a balance of grounding downward in the earthly realm of daily life -- symbolized by roots anchored in and nourished by the earth -- with stretching upward into spiritual realms is seen as the major challenge of earthly existence for humans.
Since childhood, I have loved trees as places for exploration via climbing, for learning, and for shelter.
- Many happy hours were spent learning about the huge array of trees, their identifying features, and the fauna and flora which they attract and sustain.
- Particularly fascinating to me was my father showing me how to identify deciduous trees in winter when they lose so many of their significant features.
- Who hasn't uttered that wisecrack, rhetorical question favored by giggling children, "Why don't you make like a tree and leave?"
Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice from a Tree" spotlights the strength which trees impart to the landscape as they ease life for all living things:
"Stand tall and proud / Sink your roots into the earth / Be content with your natural beauty / Go out on a limb / Drink plenty of water / Remember your roots / Enjoy the view!"
"Advice from a Tree" is available from Amazon as hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.
"New Advice from a Tree" represents a newer version of the "Advice From" line in which verses are incorporated into the image's coloration and shape as a form of concrete, or visual, poetry in fabric.
As an arborist, I am committed to the inestimable value of trees as aesthetic, biological, and chemical participants in the world's landscapes.
"Advice from a Tree" apparel numbers among my favorite "Advice From" products offered by Earth Sun Moon Trading Company.
These tree-themed offerings may necessarily be essential components of the wardrobes of nature lovers, especially tree lovers and tree whisperers.