We’ll talk about how we can work with trees to root deeply into the Earth. Including resourcing ourselves when we’re confined away from green spaces. We’ll explore our relationships with different native tree species and look at what the ecosystem needs are for trees to be deeply rooted. Do land-care choices that focus on supporting the deep rooting of trees, shrubs and grasses provide a simple summary of where we need to be going in the future?
Merlin has been breaking new ground with his research into fungi, the wood-wide-web and looking at the world from the perspective of the mind of fungi. His new book and audiobook, Entangled Life, comes out on 3rd May and the research in it has blown our minds with it’s the vision of the future that he brings.
Martha will finish off the broadcast with a song for your hearts.
We look forward to many of you joining the livestream on Saturday, May 2nd or enjoying the replay.
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A Personal Message from the Tree Conference
This is such a huge time for everyone and while we’re managing insane levels of change we still have all the same concerns and loves for the future of trees and resilient communities. Yet adapting and re-calibrating to the pace of change at the moment is really taking it’s toll on a lot of people.
We send so much love, appreciation and respect to all front line workers, medics, care-home workers, teachers, social services, emergency services, prisons, food distribution, parents in the front line at home, teenagers struggling to make sense of the world, people dealing with the effects of being alone and people managing how they live in such close quarters with other people.
In normal times the Tree Conference aims are:
* Halting the destruction of old growth forests and protection of existing trees in their health and ability to thrive.
* Promoting citizen-led reforestation and ecosystem restoration globally.
* Lifting up the amazing properties of trees ecosystems in education, the media and for the general public.
We’ve changed the format of the Tree Conference to meet the needs of an online audience at home. We will continue these shorter monthly broadcasts until it’s time to meet in person again.
We have been careful to select content that supports the core focus of resourcing for ourselves and nature at this time. We will continue to pay careful attention to your needs in terms of messaging and what you’d like to hear about in future broadcasts. There is so much more that we could focus on in terms of the global situation and what is going on in the UK. We will in time bring those speakers and projects in with a power and strength. We are committed to bringing about the world we wish to see for all our children.
For the time being we’re following our senses that what we all need right now is feel deeply connected and nourished within our global community from home. So we are all able to feel a personal connection to what we want to create when we come out of this time of crisis.
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