HOW TREES COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER
Trees communicate with one another, transporting nutrients through intricate underground root systems that become interlinked through fungal threads, or mycelium. These "Mother Trees" are able to recognize their own seedlings and tend to favor them, sending nutrients through the dense mycelium highways to help their youth grow into strong, resilient adult trees. Such communication enriches the forest and its root systems.
It is a gift to experience the consciousness of Trees; we can sense their wisdom, experience, and life-sustaining vibrations.
Source: Yale Environment 360: Exploring How and Why Trees Talk to Each Other
WHY TALK TO TREES?
It makes sense that Trees would communicate with one another, but why would a human attempt to talk to a tree? There are many reasons - the first being the sheer joy and wonderment of the experience. The next reason I would offer, is to thank them for what they do. Just how much they do for us is not something I considered during my teens and 20's. I like this article about the reasons trees are so important. Talking to the trees helps us tap into, and reconnect with our intuitive language. We may be conditioned to use words most of the time, but there is an entire language that doesn't need words that exists all around us, all of the time. The insight and clarity I have received through the many interactions I've had with trees is awe-inspiring. They have so much wisdom to share about our Earthly, human experiences and can help us remember that humans and animals are not the only conscious beings on the planet. Through that, we begin to respect our surroundings more while at the same time, tuning into ourselves and our true nature. It was not so long ago that speaking to the trees was "normal" and natural.
HOW TO TALK TO TREES
There are many ways to talk with trees and other elements in nature. I will list some of them here, but I encourage you to go out and experiment in your own way. Sometimes they will let you know they are listening, through the rustle of a branch, a gentle isolated breeze, or simply a feeling in the core of your body that feels a bit like butterflies fluttering about.
1. Place your hands on a tree, or its roots, close your eyes, and tune into its energy.
2. Gaze upon the tree and simply observe it. Many times this will bring thoughts, questions, and answers up from the subconscious and into your conscious awareness.
3. Study a tree that you are drawn to and get in touch with its textures, leaves, colors. Get to know the properties of the tree and journal about how it applies to your life at present.
4. Sit with a tree and silently offer gratitude for its presence. As you do that, begin to open up to the tree in the same way you would a trusted friend, then listen from the center of the heart. Don't judge or overthink the experience, just give it a try and see what happens.
If you're still not convinced after reading this article, here are a few others that might strike your fancy.
1. A Biologist Believes That Trees Speak a Language we can Learn. - QZ.com
2. Do Trees Talk to Each Other? Smithsonian Mag
3. Yes, Trees Really Do Talk - Daily Mail
4. In the Language of Trees: How Plants can Teach us to Communicate - Wakeup World