Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tree Talk: They Know "Next"

A "Natural" Communications Style

Trees talk. The blazing red of my Maple during fall is a tree “shouting.” All summer, its leaves are food factories. The leaves turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar - with the help of sunlight. That is called photosynthesis. A chemical called chlorophyll helps photosynthesis. Chlorophyll makes leaves green. In summer, my Maple leaves are green.

Read the Leaves
Then summer ends. Autumn arrives. Days are shorter and cooler, with less sunlight.

The ingredients for photosynthesis get scarce. Leaves stop making food. That glucose of summer is stuck inside them. The trapped glucose turns a glorious red.

So, the red leaves are really the “voice” of my tree. They speak loudly of a new season, winter, ahead. My Maple knows this. The tree is ready to rest. The tree is prepared for “next.” It is wise.

Don't believe me or it? Check with the National Weather Service. Its latest forecast calls for up to eight inches of snow this week.

Want a glimpse of the future? Learn the natural communications style of trees. Listen to trees. Read the leaves. Spot, "Next."

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