Clearing a piece of land–even for a purpose such as building a house–isn’t just about the loss of the living trees that are cut down, although that is very sad.
Surrounding trees may be damaged physically in the process if extreme care is not take.
But, surrounding trees WILL BE damaged no matter what is done because the loss of their companions affects them in many ways.
- Physiologically. In the tree’s world, one trunk is not a tree. All the trees operate together as a community, sharing nutrients and information about their ecosystem so that their individual functions can operate in a healthy way.
- Environmentally. In the tree’s world, chemical and other signals are exchanged that give all trees information about conditions such as nutrient availability, insect populations, and temperature changes. When the environment goes through a radical change–such as the removal of other trees–the remaining trees’ signal exchange capacity is reduced or ended.
- Energetically. In the tree’s world, trees share something like a song. They emit a vibration or pulse in their bio-energy fields. With that they maintain ecosystem viability in a way similar to a whole orchestra playing beautiful music on beat and in tune.
Imagine an orchestra playing a beautiful piece of music. Then–right in the middle of it–imagine that the whole string section is swept away! What happens to the rest of the instruments? Is there still a symphony?
Much of that kind of harmony is lost when a significant number of trees are removed from a piece of land. Remaining trees may not have sufficient health or cohesiveness in community to support one another. If they cannot stay related in physiological, environmental, and energetic community, they will sicken and may die.
What can be done?
Conventional tree-care methods and approaches do not recognize this delicate, bioenergy exchange and orchestra-like capacity of trees in groups. It may take years for the affects of the clear cutting on remaining trees to show up as decline and death. So, conventional tree-care approaches do not make the connection back to the clear cutting. They can do little to help the trees.
Holistic and bio-energy approaches such as BioBalancing® and Tree Whispering® address not only the INNER physiological aspects of trees but also their bio-energy interactions with other trees and with their ecosystems.
When all the trees on a property are operating in sync–like an orchestra–all can be healthy.