How do trees benefit humans
6 Ways Trees Benefit People
From a city park to a vast forest, trees deliver for us when we help them thrive.
October 09, 2020
Missed Opportunities People & nature would have benefitted from the Bond Act. © Diane Cook & Len Jenshel
Trees have been with us throughout our whole lives. They’re the background of a favorite memory and that welcome patch of green our eyes seek as we gaze out our windows—an activity we’re doing a lot these days.
While they are silent and stationary, trees hold tremendous powers, including the power to make all our lives better and healthier.
If a tree has power, a forest has even more. What superpowers do trees have?Alerce Trees A park guard stands among the Alerce trees in Chile’s Valdivian Coastal Reserve. TNC manages the reserve, where some of the trees are up to 4,000 years old. Older trees store a lot more carbon dioxide than younger trees. © Nick Hall
#1:Trees eat the greenhouse gases that cause climate change—for breakfast.
More like breakfast, lunch and dinner. Trees’ food-making process, photosynthesis, involves absorbing carbon dioxide from the air and storing it in its wood. Trees and plants will store this carbon dioxide throughout their lives, helping slow the gas’s buildup in our atmosphere that has been rapidly warming our planet.
Smarter management of trees, plants and soil in the US alone could store the equivalent carbon of taking 57 million cars off the road! Trees are looking out for us so we have to look out for them. Older, larger trees store a lot more carbon than young trees, so it’s important that in addition to planting new trees, we conserve and protect the giants of our forests like these ancient trees in South Carolina.Sitting in the tree's shade People enjoy the afternoon at Fort Tryon Park along the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York. In addition to encouraging heart-healthy physical exercise, green space reduces stress levels. © Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
×#2: Trees boost our mental health while raising our physical health.
A healthy tree can lead to a healthy you and me. A study by a TNC scientist shows that time in nature—like a walk among the trees in a city park—correlates with a drop in anxiety and depression.
The good news: it doesn’t take a lot of time in nature for these soothing powers to kick in. You may have felt the benefits from a short walk or hike in your neighborhood. We’re drawn to green spaces, and for good reason.
Trees are more than just trees. 🌲🌳🌴
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Access to nearby green space also contributes to better physical health by encouraging us to move around and exercise. Because we move around more when we have access to trees and parks, nature can help lower rates of obesity.
Louisville, Kentucky The Spaghetti Junction in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is a transit hub, and the air quality is affected by exhaust from tens of thousands of planes, trucks and trains. © Randy Olsen/The Nature Conservancy
Green Heart Planting Workers dig holes for installation of large trees along a Louisville highway. The trees will form a wall to reduce air pollution before it enters the community. © Mike Wilkinson#3: Trees clean the air so we can breathe more easily.
Leave it to leaves. Trees remove the kind of air pollution that is most dangerous to our lungs: particulate matter. This pollution arises from the burning of fossil fuels, and can reach dangerous concentrations in the largest cities as well as in neighborhoods near highways and factories.
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TNC is in the middle of the first controlled experiment testing neighborhood tree planting for health benefits in the same way that a new pharmaceutical drug would be tested.
Tree’s leaves will filter this dangerous pollution, but only if they’re planted near the people who need them; most of the filtration occurs within 100 feet of a tree. More trees in cities, especially in lower-income neighborhoods close to highways and factories, can reduce ailments like asthma and heart disease that cause 5% of deaths worldwide.
Habitat from Fallen Trees Woody debris on the forest floor, a characteristic of older growth forests, provides great habitat for all sorts of life. © Severn Smith
Red fox pup Old-growth forests create habitat at the ground level, allowing many diverse species (like this red fox pup) to thrive. © Steve Meyer#4: Trees give a home to the wildlife we love.
From our windows, many of us can see how much our feathered and furry neighbors enjoy their ‘high-rise apartments.’ Even a single tree can provide vital habitat for countless species.
An intact forest can do even more, creating a home for some of the most diverse and resilient webs of life on the planet. Old-growth forests, the forests that we need to protect most urgently, create habitat at the ground level, at the top of their tree canopies, and everywhere in between. All of these different types of habitat in a single area allow so many diverse species to thrive.Tree-lined street A tree's shade acts like natural air conditioning, keeping the area five to eight degrees cooler than surrounding areas. Shady streets like this one in Park Slope, Brooklyn make walking and biking more possible. © 2018 Diane Cook & Len Jenshel
#5: Trees cool down your life, and could even save it.
Trees give us all shade—and that’s a good thing! Temperatures are rising and heatwaves are getting longer due to climate change. Some places feel the heat more than others. Neighborhoods with lots of pavement absorb more heat and can be five to eight degrees hotter than surrounding areas. These areas also stay hotter later into the night, which is detrimental to our health.
Enter our branchy, leafy neighbors. A tree’s shade acts like a natural air conditioning and can even keep down the energy costs of our actual air conditioning systems, which are increasingly working overtime.Elder Creek Elder Creek flows into South Fork of Eel River in Northern California's Angelo Coast Range Reserve. The roots of the trees in this forest also hold water, filtering it and releasing it back into waterways © Ian Shive
×#6: Trees filter your water, making your drinking supply cleaner and more reliable.
Raise a glass to a tree near you! Actually, raise your glass to trees far from you, as your water has traveled on a long journey to your faucet. Trees store and filter more than half of the water supply in the United States.
Forests do this by removing pollutants and sediments from rainfall and then slowly releasing the water back into waterways and underground aquifers. Thanks to trees, this naturally cleaner water is easier and cheaper to treat before it ends up in your tap. The water supply is also steadier because all of the rainwater didn’t end up in a river right away; it seeped through these natural filters over time.To fully use their powers, trees need our help.
While trees are resilient, they are not invincible—and they need our help. When you support The Nature Conservancy, you’re helping to plant more trees, protect old forests and restore forests that have been partially developed. So, together, we’re helping our planet and giving an important gift to our children and their children.
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Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) is building up in our atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people.
Average temperatures in Los Angeles have risen 6°F in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased. Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.
Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.
Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most newly planted trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.
Trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents stormwater from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.
On hillsides or stream slopes, trees slow runoff and hold soil in place.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thus providing protection to children on school campuses and playgrounds - where children spend hours outdoors.
An apple tree can yield up to 15-20 bushels of fruit per year and can be planted on the tiniest urban lot. Aside from fruit for humans, trees provide food for birds and wildlife.
Studies have shown that patients with views of trees out their windows heal faster and with less complications. Children with ADHD show fewer symptoms when they have access to nature. Exposure to trees and nature aids concentration by reducing mental fatigue.
Neighborhoods and homes that are barren have shown to have a greater incidence of violence in and out of the home than their greener counterparts. Trees and landscaping help to reduce the level of fear.
Is it winter, spring, summer or fall? Look at the trees.
Fruit harvested from community orchards can be sold, thus providing income. Small business opportunities in green waste management and landscaping arise when cities value mulching and its water-saving qualities. Vocational training for youth interested in green jobs is also a great way to develop economic opportunities from trees.
Whether as houses for children or creative and spiritual inspiration for adults, trees have provided the space for human retreat throughout the ages.
Tree plantings provide an opportunity for community involvement and empowerment that improves the quality of life in our neighborhoods. All cultures, ages, and genders have an important role to play at a tree planting or tree care event.
Healthy soils are critical to the establishment of trees. Utilizing structured soils within the urban planning process allows for adequate root growth support for soil and tree health.
Sycamore and oak are among the many urban species that provide excellent urban homes for birds, bees, possums and squirrels.
Trees can mask concrete walls or parking lots, and unsightly views. They muffle sound from nearby streets and freeways, and create an eye-soothing canopy of green. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare.
A tree’s root system is responsible for nutrient and water absorption, utilizing roots as sensors to detect water-deficit conditions and send signals to shoots above ground. Drought-tolerant native species have water-seeking roots that penetrate deep into the soil to tap into local groundwater to draw to the surface.
Urban tree canopies are a nature-based approach to ever-worsening floods. Tree canopies increase the surface area where stormwater falls, decreasing the amount of runoff from reaching the ground. Root systems serve as water catchment areas that promote infiltration.
Studies show that the more trees and landscaping a city has, the more people are likely to engage with public infrastructure and local businesses. This increases the use of alternative transportation such as bicycling and public transit, further helping to reduce a city’s carbon footprint, and brings customers to local shops and merchants.
Trees are cost-effective solutions to combat the adverse effects of climate change, such as extreme heat, droughts, and floods. Trees are the only piece of infrastructure that gains value over time!
On the magical properties of plants
Trees are divided into two categories: those that absorb energy (energy vampires) and those that give energy (energy donors). These properties of trees can be used for healing.
Energy vampires: aspen, poplar, bird cherry, lilac, linden, lily of the valley. Come up, put your hand on the trunk (press yourself on the diseased organ), stand no more than 5-10 minutes (if you stand longer, it will take a lot of energy). They take sick energy upon themselves.
Energy donors: oak, birch, pine, maple. But also no more than 10 minutes. If more, then the head will hurt from an overabundance of energy.
Treatment should be regular.
It is possible to make bars from vampire and donor trees in the following sizes: width 3-5 cm, length 24 cm. And apply them alternately on a sore spot (this is convenient if it is not possible to go to nature to communicate with trees).
Interestingly, there are also cereals that take away energy and give energy.
Energy extracting: corn, rye, oats, pearl barley
Energy extracting: buckwheat, wheat, rice, millet.
It is good to use mixed cereals. Such cereals are recommended for weakened children, adults suffering from loss of strength. Or alternate techniques: a day of energy-taking porridge, a day of energy-giving.
There is a horoscope of trees, according to which you can find out which tree protects your date of birth.
|Fir||January 2-11,||5-14 July|
|Elm||January 12-24,||15-25 July|
|Cypress||January 25-February 3||July 26-August 2|
|Poplar||February 4-8,||August 5-13,|
|Cedar||February 9-18,||August 14-23,|
|Pine||February 19-28,||August 24-September 2|
|Linden||March 11-20,||September 13-22,|
|Hazel||March 22-31,||September 24-October 3|
|Rowan||1-10 April||October 4-13,|
|Maple||11-20 April||October 14-23,|
|Walnut||April 21-30,||October 24-November 11|
|Chestnut||15-24 May||November 12-21,|
|Ash||25 May||November 22-December 1|
|Hornbeam||4-13 June||December 2-11,|
|Fig||June 14-23,||December 12-23,|
|Apple tree||June 25-July 4||December 23 - January 5|
Ash-tree of the world axis, symbolizes the divine nature of humanity. It helps to understand our destiny, sometimes its energy awakens the ability to clairvoyance, allows you to know the future, but helps only those who are sincere in their desire for knowledge. In addition, ash represents the connection between what is above and what is below, that is, the connection between the world of the gods and the world of people, or the spiritual world and the material world. Ash is a tree traditional for all kinds of magic and divination. It is from its wood that the best sets of divinatory runes are made, it was it that the masters of the North-West preferred to use for making weapons and tools, especially those that had a magical purpose. So, for example, in Scandinavia it was often believed that a spear with an ash shaft was magical simply because ash was used. In addition to the manufacture of magical tools and weapons, ash wood is very widely used for the manufacture of protective amulets that protect the owner from almost any harmful effects, up to (as is still believed in some places in Europe) up to the bites of poisonous snakes. In addition, a special magic is traditionally attributed to a fire kindled on ash wood. The smoke of such a fire is considered sacred incense, and the power emanating from the fire is beneficial and healing. According to Nigel Pennick, it was once a tradition to wash a newborn child for the first time near an ash fire.
Oak is a mighty tree, a symbol of great vitality, longevity, revered by all northern Europeans as the sacred tree of the thunder god (Torah, Perun). The Celts, on the contrary, tend to revere oak as the tree of the supreme deity, the tree of wisdom and spiritual strength. By the way, it is from the Celtic stem, which has two meanings - "oak" and "wisdom", that the term "druid" itself comes from (the same stem dru / drw sounds in the Russian word "tree"). Throughout the Northwest, the oak (as well as the thunderbolt) is associated with a specific day of the week - Thursday, which in the northern languages is called Thursday, "Thor's Day". Due to the physical properties of oak, such as the reliability and strength of its wood, the size and longevity of the trunk, as well as the connection with the supreme deities in the magical practice of the North, oak was generally used in spells aimed at protection, increasing physical strength, and achieving stable success.
Oak is an energy donor. With direct contact with him, a person receives the maximum possible amount of vital energy. However, one should not forget that this is a strong, but severe tree. His aura is very powerful, it only perceives healthy people well. It is better for a person who is seriously ill and suffering from chronic diseases not to communicate with this tree. Communication with oak charges a person with activating energy, calms the soul. It has long been noticed that walking through the oak forest normalizes blood pressure, has a beneficial effect on the work of the heart and nervous system. Oak always prefers warriors, fighters, strong and healthy people. He heals wounds received in battle, heals the souls of warriors, shares a part of his longevity. Veterans, former soldiers, the elderly benefit from contact with him.
Birch is a favorite tree of our people, personifying the Russian soul, a tree of extraordinary kindness. It is also called the tree of life. The birch itself has been associated with fertility and healing magic since time immemorial, birch branches have been used to endow fertility not only on the land, but also on livestock and newlyweds. Cradles for newborns were made from birch wood (in almost all European countries!) Symbolically and magically, the birch appears as a protection against all misfortunes, both physical and spiritual. Birch is extremely useful and very favorable in healing spells, spells aimed at strengthening the crop. Birch branches (especially spring ones that have just blossomed) are rightly considered an excellent talisman that drives away sorrows and illnesses, protects children from illnesses and many other troubles). Birch is gentle and compassionate, with a very soft, affectionate and at the same time strong influence. In contrast to the oak, the birch should be addressed to sick, weakened, convalescing people. It will ease suffering, help restore lost strength, make it easier to endure illness, and speed up the healing process. Communication with a birch is useful for people with upset nerves who are in a state of depression. This tree relieves fatigue, neutralizes the negative effects of everyday stress, helps restore spiritual harmony. A birch growing near the house drives away nightmares. The impact of this tree is long lasting. It is better not to come to him, but to live nearby, then it will be able to heal you. Birch has always been attributed the ability to drive away evil spirits.
Another sacred tree of the northern tradition, the tree of wisdom and magic, dedicated to Odin (Meadow, Veles). Along with ash, it was widely used for the manufacture of magical tools - wands and staves, as well as for the formation of magical protection. In the latter case, walnut twigs were stuck into the ground along the perimeter of the fenced area, inside which, as it was believed, no magic from the outside could penetrate. Thus, in Scandinavia, for example, battlefields were fenced off so that none of the spectators could influence the course of the battle with magic. Hazel is a very influential tree with a strong character, one of its main qualities is justice. Its energy will help turn your mind to an objective consideration of the situation from different angles. The concept of justice for him applies not only to the sphere of human relationships. For a hazel, there are no cases that are not worthy of attention, even the smallest injustice must be eliminated.
Perhaps in Russia, where yew almost does not grow, pine can be called a local analogue of yew. In the dark, the pine tree looks lighter than other trees and appears as a symbol on an intellectual and spiritual level. Such a connection with the fire of insight can be traced with the ritual of burning a pine cone, which is present in almost all northern peoples. This resinous fruit symbolizes the storehouse of wisdom that keeps the entire material world intact. Pine is a tree of tranquility and height of spirit. If an important moment has come in your life, your fate is being decided and you need to answer a number of serious questions in a calm atmosphere, you can’t do without communicating with a pine tree. The aura of this tree is very strong, it will help the person who turns to it to rise to an unprecedented height of spiritual insight, creative take-off. With direct contact, the power of pine will take away the irritation and annoyance that accumulates daily in your soul. Pine energy will help you get rid of nervous disorders, stress. No neurosis can withstand its influence. Pine is a merciful tree. It must be approached with an open mind. Pine is able to cleanse the human aura from extraneous influences, partially remove damage. In the old days, it was believed that the smell of pine helps to get rid of feelings of guilt.
Protective amulets were usually carved on the wood of the rowan, since the rowan was known for its ability to protect against witchcraft. In addition, it was believed that mountain ash could protect against the evil eye and spoilage, from evil will, so bunches of mountain ash were hung on poles at the entrance to cattle pens and placed at the door lintel. It is believed that mountain ash sharpens perception and develops the gift of foresight. In the past, sacred rowan groves grew on the sacred sites of the sanctuaries of the ancient gods, as the rowan provided magical protection and aided divination. In addition, skills such as the ability to control one's feelings and protect oneself from other people's spells were associated with mountain ash. Until now, in many villages from Britain to the Urals, little girls string rowan berries on a string in the fall and wear them like beads, having long forgotten what exactly they are doing - and yet such a talisman has always been considered the best protection against someone else's magic of any kind (some researchers believe that in the North such a rowan necklace was considered a reflection of Brisingamen, the sacred necklace of Freya). Rowan is the best ally for women who find true pleasure in the physical side of love. Direct contact with mountain ash can awaken the dormant sexuality in a woman. For mountain ash, the favorite female age is about 40 years. In love, she gives such women a particularly warm autumn, full of strength.
Willow is a water-loving tree, which is probably why it is traditionally associated with the concepts of cyclicity, rhythm, as well as ebb and flow. Willow - the tree of female magic. She is associated with the Moon, all the rites dedicated to the earth and water that women perform. Willow energy cannot be called good, it is indifferent to the problems of good and evil, it serves only nature, obeying the laws of balance and justice. The energy of willow gives amazing strength to women who are able to bewitch, turn away, bring damage to the offender, spoil his fate. Willow is extremely sensitive, she may not want to communicate with you. In Western tradition, the weeping willow leaning towards the water has become a symbol of unhappy love and sorrow.
The apple tree is the first tree in the druid's horoscope. In European symbolism, the apple tree is considered the tree of rebirth to eternal life. The Greeks left us a tradition about the golden apples of the Hesperides, the Scandinavians - about the goddess Idunn and the apples of immortality, the Celtic epic tells about the blessed Island of Apples Avalon, among the Slavs - these are fabulous "rejuvenating apples". Thus, the apple tree itself represents eternal life. The apple tree is one of the first cultivated trees, and therefore in esoteric teaching it is associated with a conscious choice. Associated with choice and probably divination, the apple tree is of great help in predictions, and in addition, its wood has long been used in love and healing magic. This tree of female power, female sexuality, awakens the sensual side of nature in a woman. If you want to experience a surge of erotic forces, then go to bed in the summer under an apple tree, however, she is more willing to share her powers with young girls. Under the influence of the energy of an apple tree, a girl can imagine the image of an ideal man suitable for her, and in a dream she can see her betrothed. But you must beware of the temptations that this tree can surround you with. There are no moral rules for the energy of the apple tree, it is guided only by the call of nature.
In all Northern European countries, this tree is revered for its great magical power. New branches on the elder grow easily to replace broken old ones, and any branch that is on the ground is able to take root. The flowers of the elderberry are used to brew a tea "to purify the blood", the bark makes a soothing infusion, but the fumes emanating from this plant are reputed to be disease-causing and even fatal to those who linger under its canopy. Folk beliefs warn against burning elder wood in the house, as this brings inevitable misfortune. In the Middle Ages, the elder was considered a witch tree, the twigs of which the witches used for night flights. Elderberry is the darkness of the Underworld. It provides the opportunity for active aggressive defense, and therefore it is believed that when an elder grows at the gate of a house, this is good, but it is not worth bringing it into the house.
Hawthorn was considered "the tree of the goddess of carnal love". Popular beliefs considered this tree enchanted and predicted an evil fate for anyone who was reckless enough to encroach on it. The death of children or the loss of livestock, the loss of accumulated money - the fate of those who had the audacity to destroy this thorny bush. And yet, either by virtue of custom, or out of due respect for the hawthorn itself, strips of matter are tied to its branches, clearly reminiscent of offerings to the goddess. At the same time, hawthorn was also revered as a protective plant: tea was brewed on its flowers, which relieves anxiety, improves appetite and blood circulation. In ancient Greece, hawthorn was seen as a symbol of hope and marriage. And only with the onset of the Middle Ages did they begin to associate it with witchcraft. Hawthorn is especially useful in protective and love magic, in spells that should speed up marriage or strengthen it.
Probably, the yew could be called a sacred tree in the northern tradition. Very often, yew grows near sacred places; in Western Europe, it was often planted near churches and along the road to them. The yews planted around the burial grounds were designed to both protect the dead and serve as a kind of bridge, or a door to another world. The exit to this other world was made in ancient times during shamanic rites, which in the northern countries were called "zayd". An invariable part of the zayd was the incense of incense substances from the bark, leaves or resin of the yew tree. That is, the magicians of the past used yew to enhance magical and psychic abilities and induce visions. On the other hand, since the yew tree is considered the most durable on the European continent, it has become a symbol of eternal life, an attribute of many deities who rule over death and rebirth to life. From the yew wood in the northern countries they made the shafts of spears and arrows and heavy combat bows. Over time, protective properties were attributed to the yew itself, and many protective amulets were made from it.
Elm is an exclusively male tree, the tree of true spiritual qualities of a real man. It is men in the full sense of the word that he prefers, supports all their undertakings, but does not like losers. Only the one who fights to the end does not "turn limp", he gives strength. Sometimes one good contact with an elm can last a person for many years. In the Middle Ages, knights made spears from elm, not only because of the strength of the wood. It was believed that elm spears instill courage in the warrior and bring good luck in battle. In magic, the elm brings stability and support to the spell.
The resinous, rot-proof alder wood was used to make piles that were traditionally used throughout Europe for laying foundations for buildings in swampy areas. Alder is also associated with the production of swords, gunsmiths valued its wood for the best coal for melting metal. Like the yew, the alder is a "bleeding" tree, and cutting it was considered blasphemy, capable of bringing fire to the dwelling of the one who cut it down. Probably due to its practical use, alder is understood in the esoteric tradition as a kind of bridge connecting the lower, underground kingdom with the above-ground kingdom of air. Alder - a tree that patronizes the family; the more children and grandchildren there are in the family, the stronger the alder supports its members. It strengthens family ties, unites all family members, it tends to unite people into a clan. If you come to the alder with relationship problems, she will be happy to help you find a solution. This tree is for women - the keepers of the hearth, the tree of the "big house". Alder will help you "tie" your husband to the house.
Aspen is a tree that absorbs negative energy. This property of aspen was previously considered magical. Everyone knows the best way to fight werewolves and vampires - aspen stake. In the old days, it was believed that aspen drives away evil spirits, so it was planted near housing. In an aspen grove, you can find a refuge from the persecution of an energy vampire, to some extent alleviate the effects of damage and the evil eye. Direct contact with the aspen will cleanse your aura of harmful influences. This quality is possessed not only by a living tree, but also by products made from it. Communication with aspen helps with nervous conditions, obsessive thoughts, causeless fear. In magic, the aspen is considered a tree that averts death. It promotes the manifestation of the inner healing powers of a person, providing access to our true essence, sometimes hidden under a deceptive outer shell.
Juniper is a shrub with strong cleansing properties. Its power is mainly directed not at people, but at the objects around them. If you burn its needles in the apartment, you can get rid of adverse effects. Juniper can help a person remove the evil eye or damage, get rid of the effect of a love spell.
Larch is a soothing tree. If a person is not left with fears, doubts, unreasonable anxiety, contact with larch will bring him great relief. It heals severe nervous disorders, especially those accompanied by bouts of melancholy and depression. Her influence helps to see the best aspects of life.
Spruce offers its energy support all year round. It does not carry particularly strong properties, but its energy is constantly available to those who feel a lack of strength in themselves in winter. It will give you no more energy than you need. Spruce helps to control emotions, tunes in a philosophical way. The smell of burnt dried pine needles is an excellent remedy for cleaning the home from harmful influences.
In the esoteric tradition of the North, beech acts as a symbol of ancient knowledge revealed in relics, ancient temples, spells and manuscripts. Beech appears here as a guide from the knowledge of the past to the acquisition of knowledge of the future.
Rosehip stimulates manifestations of tender feelings, is responsible for the emotional side of love, supports tenderness, passion, spiritual harmony in people. If you pick a flowering rosehip branch and give it to your loved one, and it leaves him indifferent, it means that his feelings are not as deep and strong as you thought. The good magic of wild rose is concentrated in flowers and fruits. If it is not the soul that speaks in you, but the body, bird cherry will not do you any good. Even if you are no longer young, tired of the vicissitudes of fate, come to the bird cherry. Her aura will help you love people again, life.
Chestnut - this is a female chestnut. Direct contact with this tree is tantamount to communicating with a stormy mountain river. A clean and strong flow of his energy will wash away your ailments, but do not expect energy replenishment from him. Chestnut is busy with himself. He is selfish.
Maple - a tree that helps people of all types find peace of mind, brings peace, self-confidence. It is a tree of inner strength and balance. It is not touchy; takes over all emotional explosions, frees from boiling passions.
Cypress - also a typically male tree, affects the sexual strength of men, sexual activity and not only enhances potency in healthy men, but heals the weak. Cypress does not perceive the female body, but brings harmony and novelty into family relationships through a man. True, it does not work at a distance. For full interaction with this tree, a person needs only direct contact or being in close proximity to it. Then the energy of cypress gives the man an aura of irresistibility, which is difficult to resist. Cypress requires immediate satisfaction of the desire that has arisen, he willingly contributes to this to those who turn to him for help.
Poplar is a tree completely indifferent to humans. Its peculiarity is that it, like a sponge, absorbs everything negative from the environment. Therefore, in cities, poplar plays the role of a nurse, improves the environment.
Acacia is a tree that gives birth to life. It is from the acacia that they ask for the birth of a child, but the spouses need to communicate with her together. The influence of acacia promotes fertility, awakens the instinct of procreation equally in both men and women.
Conversation with children: "The benefits of the forest in human life" | Methodical development on the world around (preparatory group) on the topic:
Conversation with children: “The benefits of the forest in human life”
- Guys, think about what benefits the forest brings?
- First of all, forests give people and animals the oxygen they need to breathe.
Let's take a closer look at the green leaf.
The underside of the leaf, covered with a transparent skin, is dotted with very small holes - stomata, which can be seen with a magnifying glass. Trees breathe through them. Stomata open and close, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. No wonder trees are called the "green lungs" of the planet!
Oxygen is released by the leaves of plants in the light, so our green friends: both the white birch tree and the slender mountain ash - reach up to the sun. On a hot summer day, water evaporates from the surface of the leaves, and clouds form over the forests, and in the forest it is always shady, cool and humid.
Light clouds gradually gather into dark heavy clouds, which fall on the earth with fertile rains, irrigating it. A good forest gives the earth fresh moisture, and therefore everything on earth grows and blooms wildly. Springs murmur in the forest thickets, small streams make their way through the green thickets. Merging, they form rivers. This means that the forest not only gives us oxygen for breathing, but also retains moisture. The forest is the guardian of the waters. After all, where forests disappear, rivers dry up. Forests also protect the soil - the top layer of the earth - from destruction. The roots of some trees go deep underground, while others are widely spread under the very surface of the earth, but both of them hold the soil together with their roots. Don't let her break down.
- What else do forests give us?
- That's right, they generously treat us with berries, nuts and mushrooms, people collect medicinal plants in the forest. The forest regales the inhabitants of the forest with cones, sweet roots and juicy herbs.
In the old days in Russia, both peasant huts and princely towers were built of wood. Beautiful and necessary things are made of durable wood: furniture, barrels, boats.
Every tree growing in the forest has something good and interesting to say.
Aspen gives a lot of useful things to a person. The buds and leaves of the tree are harvested for the preparation of medicinal infusions and ointments.
Wooden toys are cut out of soft and beautiful wood - funny nesting dolls, funny horses, paper, matches are made.
- What is the use of a beautiful pine tree for people?
Pine has long been considered a healing tree. The juice of pine needles and infusion of pine buds can cure coughs and colds. Coniferous baths soothe a person and strengthen his body. Pine trees give people excellent building material, firewood, and a lot of necessary and useful substances are obtained from resin.
- What tree did we forget?
Well, of course, our favorite birch. Birch is a generous and kind tree!
Since ancient times, from birch bark - the upper layer of birch bark - peasants wove baskets and tues for berries and mushrooms, made birch-bark horns, which shepherds played, taking cows from the pasture to the village. And in those distant times, when there was no paper yet, people wrote letters on birch bark. Such ancient writings were found by archaeologists during excavations in Novgorod. The birch bark documents are well preserved because the birch bark does not rot in the ground or even in the water for a long time.
Medicines are prepared from birch buds, and spring birch sap is a sweet and very healthy drink. He is loved by people, and animals, and birds.
- Listen to the poem:
On the birch in the morning
The woodpecker has hollowed out the bark.
It pours on the sand
And the forest people
Drink fragrant juice.
Woodpecker with a long tongue
Licks drops of juice,
Butterfly sits lower -
Drinks with a transparent proboscis.
Ants and midges
Along a smooth birch
Crawling like a path,
For a drop of sweet.
The birch gave everyone a drink,
She gave them sweet juice!
Very beautiful and useful tree - poplar! Poplars perfectly clean the air of dust and soot and emit more oxygen into the atmosphere than other trees.
Soft and light poplar wood is used to make paper, and their buds are used to make creams, perfumes, and colognes.