Hurricane Sally swept through Pensacola, Florida leaving a trail of destruction, disconnected power lines, and broken water mains. But among the trees of the city, it was the native Coastal Oaks that danced in the wind and stood true in the after calm.

Native trees, plants, and species are adapted to the place where they originate. There is a reason that they are there, adapted, and contributing.

Trees are the hope of our time. Research about the function and role of trees in ecosystems across the world is unfolding rapidly. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a biochemist, teacher, and tree expert, is actively teaching the public around the world about the function of their native trees. Much of her work will amaze you. Two films are critical to watch. The Call of Trees: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees is one film that I recommend that you watch. The other is an interview from VanCouver that will show you how she advises cities and regions. Very practical steps and hopeful vision of the world. Restore the Trees!

Interview from VanCouver

You can watch and/or buy the film on Amazon Prime

See Dr Kroeger’s website Global Forest Revival.

You can also go to YouTube and type in her name to find dozens of wonderful presentations. Let’s all plant 1 native tree each year for 6 years! We’ll change the world for the better if we do.