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Trees and Plants: What Would They Say If They Could Speak Like the Humans?

Chitrangada cares for Nature and it's inhabitants. She wants to create awareness, among the people for environment care and reforestation.

Trees are so important for Human beings

Trees are so important for Human beings

If the trees in your garden could speak-----!

If the trees in your garden could speak-----!

What would we do without the Trees? Protect the Trees.

It was a beautiful morning, with bright Sunshine, a gentle breeze and a promising day ahead. Walking past the many lined up trees in the park, I was just looking up at them with curiosity.

The huge branches spread far and wide, sometimes being blown by the gentle breeze, as if trying to say something to me and all those people walking past them, who were unmindful of--almost ignoring their presence there.

It seemed to me as if they were asking--how you pepole ignore our presence, but what would you do without us--the Trees!

The food grains, vegetables, fruits, medicines, furniture, paper and so many more things. Can we imagine, how much dependent we are, on the trees for our very survival?

Besides food, the trees also provide raw materials for our flourishing industries, which provide employment to so many people.

In fact, all our basic necessities, that is air, water, food, clothing and shelter come directly or indirectly from the trees.

We thus, owe our very existence to the 'Trees.'

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

short, simple yet powerful message, source: You tube

Gifts of Nature--Our Trees !

Gifts of Nature--Our Trees !

If The Trees Could Speak----!

If the trees could speak, they would probably speak the following things:

  • It would say, 'ouch!', if one of us poked a pin, into the leaves, on one of it‘s branches.
  • It would scream with pain, if we cruelly break, one of its twigs or branches.
  • It’s flowers would gasp piteously, if we plucked them off, to decorate our rooms, or to gift them, to someone in the bouquets.
  • It‘s leaves would suffer from pain, if the smoke from the nearby chemical factory were to blow continuously across it.
  • The trees might shock us, by complaining that it’s most bitter enemy is---the man.
  • They might relate to us, the countless murders, of many trees by the man.
  • They would discuss fiercely, man's thoughtlessness in uprooting the trees, so that he might build tall buildings, and other modern ways for his comfort.
  • They might curse us--the humans, for not being judicious enough, in utilizing the gifts of Nature.


“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Trees provide shelter to innumerable birds, insects and animals!

Trees provide shelter to innumerable birds, insects and animals!

Trees maintain Balance of Nature!

Trees maintain Balance of Nature!

Trees are living, they have life, and they are generous.

  • It is a proven fact that the trees have life, just as humans and animals.
  • We do utilise their benefits, and they do maintain the balance in Nature.
  • If they could speak, they would also express their pleasures and pain.
  • They could talk about the coming and going of seasons; which season is comfortable to them, and which season creates troubles for them, or their survival.
  • Tree trunks might tell about their age, about how long they have been there, and whom they have seen.
  • Many people believe that the trees are like our forefathers or grandparents. You can experience comfort, by touching them or hugging them, in the times of distress.
  • The trees are so generous, to provide us the food, fruits, vegetables and they are the reason for our survival.
  • Not only that, the wood from the trees is used for the construction purpose, as the raw materials, for making the ships, the railway carriages, for fuel and for so many other things. The list is endless.
  • We get cotton from the cotton plants, wood pulp to make paper, tea, coffee, spices, rubber, oil from the oil seeds, soap materials, cosmetics and so many other products.

The Tree Song, source: You tube

Trees Maintain Balance In Nature:

  • Trees keep the environment clean.
  • They take away the harmful Carbon dioxide from the air and supply the atmosphere with precious life sustaining Oxygen.
  • They reduce air pollution.
  • Forests are so essential. because they retain humidity and attract rains.
  • There will be no rain if there are no trees.
  • Trees check strong currents of wind and water and thus prevent soil erosion.
  • In this way they help to preserve soil fertility.
  • They also hold the soil together and thus prevent the fury of floods.
  • Roots of trees keep the water below the soil.
  • Forests provide shelter to innumerable number of birds, animals and insects, thus maintaining the ecological balance of nature.
  • If we keep on cutting the trees indiscriminately, there would be no rain and the vast lands may turn into deserts.
  • Mankind would perish for want of food, drinking water, fresh air and sufficient humidity.
Trees can control pollution and also cause rains.

Trees can control pollution and also cause rains.

What must be done to save theTrees?

It is a wake up call for all the humanity.

Please be grateful to the trees, for their contribution, and our very existence.

Our prime and urgent duty should be, to conserve the existing trees, and plant and grow more and more trees.

It’s not that difficult and one can inspire others by setting example. To start with, set regular tree plantation programs. Invite others to do the same. Make it a community program and watch the trees grow and multiply.

The reckless felling of the trees, and the the destruction of the forests, should be made a crime punishable under the law, with utmost severity.

The schemes of afforestation should be undertaken on a war footing and carried out for the very survival of mankind on this planet. The many government and community programs in this direction, should be able to save the environment.

Tips on how to plant a tree! source: You tube

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2014 Chitrangada Sharan

What else we should do for conservation of 'Trees'? Please share your views in the comments section.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 05, 2017:

Thank you Sukhdev Ji for your positive feedback !

Dehradun is a place full of natural beauty and I have had the privilege to visit this wonderful place a couple of times.

I remember the Chipko andolan or save the forests movement had great impact and participation from here only , way back in eighties.

Thank you so much for sharing your personal thoughts and experiences here!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 05, 2017:

Thank you Thelma for reading and commenting!

I am aware of the natural beauty of your country, since I had one friend from there in my college.

I keenly observe the trees during my evening walks. They communicate a lot and sometimes I talk to them and surprisingly feel very light to share my feelings with them.

Yes they are living and we must take care of them for our own benefit and our future generations.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!

srsddn from Dehra Dun, India on June 05, 2017:

Chitrangada, last year we shifted to Dehradun and were allotted a house in a forest area. It was not a house of our choice but exigencies of the job demanded it. Soon we realised that how lucky we were to have the house. There are trees all around, so much of peace and so beautiful area for walking around. Even at the cost of isolation, which at times we feel, we think our destiny has brought us so near to nature. We now love trees and have realised their importance, the way you have described in your Hub.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on June 05, 2017:

So true. I agree with you. I talk to plants and trees as if they are human beings. I even said to myself if trees and plants could speak, they will tell plenty of stories about how they are treated and care. The plants in my Philippines garden could tell me how they are treated while I am away.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 22, 2016:

Thanks Jay C OBrien, for reading and commenting on this hub!

I appreciate your concern for the environment and particularly the trees.

Many thanks for your support and valuable feedback!

Jay C OBrien from Houston, TX USA on July 21, 2016:

I believe all trees and plants do communicate, we just have not discovered how it is done. The best way to protect the trees is to voluntarily limit human population. Instead of having 6 billion people in the world, how about having 1 billion? This could be done if the males would get a vasectomy after their first child. Parents should also take care of their children.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on April 22, 2016:

Thank you Daisy, for your kind visit and positive comments!

It is so nice to hear about your city that it was awarded ''Tree city USA."

I feel happy and satisfied that people are becoming aware about the preservation and conservation of environment. But still there is a lot to be done. It is good that World leaders are taking up this matter seriously. Everyone has a role to play.

Thank you so much for your support!

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on April 21, 2016:

Chitrangada,

What a beautiful and thought-provoking article!

I was so happy to learn that the city in which I live was honored recently with the designation "Tree City USA." To receive this honor, the city must meet certain criteria set forth by the National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 17, 2016:

Thank you Suzette, for appreciating the hub!

Like you even I feel that the trees communicate with us. While walking beside them I can feel that they watch me and others who walk past them. Whether they speak like us or not but they are definitely witness to whatever is happening around.

You have rightly pointed out that if we do not conserve them now, life would be difficult for the future generations.

Thank you and I appreciate your kind visit and positive comments!

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on February 16, 2016:

What a timely hub. I believe the trees talk to us also. I hear their gentle whisperings when I am out walking in our nearby park. Yes, if we do not conserve them now, we will not have them in the future. This is a beautifully written article and your descriptions and images are wonderful.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 16, 2015:

Thank you Peg Cole, for your encouraging comments!

I am glad you liked this hub. I love observing the trees during my morning or evening walks. If watched keenly they seem to be communicating so much. So many times they have even helped me get over my anxiety as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on November 16, 2015:

Trees are comforting and beautiful. I remember the first tree I ever planted as a child. It was a mango tree. From that I learned about the development of fruit from blossoms. I loved your prose and the facts you provided here.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 09, 2015:

Thank you Mary Hyatt, for reading and commenting on this hub.

Yes you are right, the way trees are being cut in the name of Urbanization, our future generations might see some trees only in library books.

Many thanks for your valuable comments, vote and share.

I am sorry that you couldn't vote in the poll. There might have been a temporary glitch. Now its working fine.

Thank you!

Mary Hyatt from Florida on July 08, 2015:

With the way trees are being destroyed, someone should put some in a museum! One day they may all be gone. It disturbs me to see trees cut down the way they are in my area. It is heartbreaking.

I couldn't vote in your poll; wonder why?

Voted UP, etc. and shared.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 16, 2015:

Thank you chef-de-jour, for reading the hub and sharing your childhood memories. I am glad that you liked and approve my thoughts about 'Trees.'

Many thanks for your visit and support!

Andrew Spacey from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK on January 15, 2015:

As a boy I climbed many a tree often right to the top - must have been crazy! Now I still climb but only halfway! being born close to Sherwood Forest trees are in my DNA - big oaks especially but all kinds of trees I admire. They need our help - you are right.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 09, 2014:

You are absolutely okay, pstraubie48! Even I consider the trees like my forefathers or grandparents. I have often tried this, in moments of distress, it feels soothing to hug a tree. They are my stress busters.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 09, 2014:

Thank you Mary Hyatt, for your kind visit and positive comments!

Your love for nature and trees is very deep. Same here!

I have read your hub about cremation. Will read the one about Oak trees also.

Thanks for voting up, sharing and pinning!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 08, 2014:

Many times I have told my family and friends that I must have been a tree in another life. I love love love them.

I hear their voices (O, dear , does that mean I am not okay :D ?)

Angels are on the way to you today ps

Mary Hyatt from Florida on December 08, 2014:

I love trees so much that I have decided to be recycled after death as an Oak tree!! I want my cremains placed in an urn that has a tree seed and after it is planted, a tree will grow. I wrote a Hub about that if you are interested.

I miss the tall beautiful trees I grew up with. Here in Florida we only have pines and other evergreen trees.

Great Hub about trees. Voted UP, etc. and shared. Also Pinned to my Tree board.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 01, 2014:

Thank you Beaddoodler, for your kind visit and comments!

I am glad you liked the information in the hub.

Thanks for the follow as well!

Jennie Hennesay from Lubbock TX on October 31, 2014:

Wonderful information about trees. They are sparse where I live but I appreciate every one that grows here.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 10, 2014:

Thanks AudreyHowitt, for reading and commenting!

Audrey Howitt from California on October 09, 2014:

I agree--well done!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 28, 2014:

Thank you aviannovice, for your kind visit and positive comments!

It means a lot to me, coming from you. You are a true Environmentalist.

Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 28, 2014:

Thank you MarleneB, for reading and commenting on my hub!

Trees are so essential in our life, not only for balance of Nature, but for our very existence. They are invaluable.

Many thanks for your support!

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on September 27, 2014:

Well done! It pleases me greatly to see you taking a stance on nature. Thank you!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on September 26, 2014:

I've never thought much about trees until now. You have described them in a way as to give them life and new value.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 22, 2014:

Beautifully said, teaches12345!

Trees do give us comfort as we hug them. May be it is psychological but even I have tried it. Besides they are essential for environmental balance too.

Many thanks for your visit and support!

Dianna Mendez on September 22, 2014:

I have a sister who is a tree-hugger. I myself love trees for their shade and fruit. There is something about looking at a tree that just calms your spirit. I love your highlighting their importance to human kind.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 22, 2014:

Thank you CatherineGiordano, for your kind visit and positive comments!

I am glad you liked the message of this hub. Thanks for the votes and the follow as well!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 22, 2014:

Thank you Jodah, for your kind visit and wonderful comments!

As suggested by you, I have added the option 'all of the above' in the poll. I would be happy if you cast your vote now.

Thanks for your vote and continued support!

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on September 22, 2014:

Beautiful thoughts about trees. I saw a show on TV about how we humans may underestimate the intelligence of plants. A very well-done hub. Voted up. also A I B

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 22, 2014:

Beautiful and important hub Chitrangada. Trees are so important to our environment and if there were no trees all other life would cease too. I am sure they feel pain. have seen experiments done with plants that move their leaves away from flame etc. I couldn't vote successfully in your poll because I do all of those things. There should be a choice "all of the above". Very well written, voted up.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 20, 2014:

Thank you Sunilji, for your kind visit and appreciation!

Makes one nostalgic to think of such wonderful and serene times.

Appreciate your encouraging words! Thanks.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on September 19, 2014:

Wonderful topic and neat presentation. Now what comes to my mind is the picture of Shantiniketan established bu Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore. Our forefathers were more intelligent and had planned things wisely. Good post. Thanks for writing such nice articles.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 19, 2014:

Thank you radhikasree, for your kind visit and valuable comments!

Your comment reminded me of the old Gurukuls. How it must be affecting the mind and total personality of the children in a positive manner!

Thanks for voting up and sharing!

Radhika Sreekanth from Mumbai,India on September 19, 2014:

Today only my kid went for a picnic in an eco-friendly school. He told that the school stood amidst a dense forest, surrounded by trees. The greenery and the wind blown by the trees had great influence on the kids.

Great post here, voted up, useful, beautiful and interesting. Sharing in Hubpages.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 18, 2014:

Thanks DealForALiving, for your visit and comments!

Appreciate your valuable opinion.

Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 18, 2014:

Thank you Nithya, for your visit and appreciative comments!

I am glad you liked the message og the hub!

Thanks!

Nick Deal from Earth on September 17, 2014:

There would be a whole lot of "Ouch" and "What are you doing!?" every time we trim one or cut down an acre full to make room for a few townhouses.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 17, 2014:

Great hub! Planet earth will not survive without trees and it is our duty to save them. Great message and a very important one, voted up.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 17, 2014:

Thanks Ericdierker, for your kind visit and comments!

It was a spontaneous write, as I was walking in the park. Glad you liked the idea.

Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 17, 2014:

Thanks billybuc, for your kind visit and support!

Appreciate your encouraging words. It gives me satisfaction, to do even a little bit for the environment.

Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 17, 2014:

Thank you rebeccamealey, for your kind visit and valuable comments!

I am glad you liked the purpose of writing this hub.

Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 17, 2014:

Thanks Devika, for your insightful comments!

You are right, trees not only look beautiful, but are so essential for environment.

Thanks for your support!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 17, 2014:

Beautifully said, word55! I am glad you liked this hub and thanks for sharing your views and adding more value to the hub.

Thanks!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 16, 2014:

Very interesting perspective. Gives one pause to ask just what the really feel.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 16, 2014:

Very clever and creative....obviously, you are in touch with nature and understand its importance in this world.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on September 16, 2014:

This is a great way to remind us how important it is to conserve our trees as well as other natural resources. Well done!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 16, 2014:

Trees are most beautiful. An interesting insight from you about a wonderful part of our lives. I know of people who cut down trees just to avoid the mess of leaves around their homes. I love the idea of having trees it gives such a lovely image and off-course as you mentioned.

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on September 16, 2014:

Beautiful hub about trees. I did a poem about one also. Anyway, trees have personality. They breath like humans. They give vibes if you pay close attention. They do a lot more. Thanks for sharing!