article similar to Rachel Carson's Sense of Wonder and Cousteau's first love the ocean to protect it, this article says go and support the groups that help indigenous groups protect their land. To be married to the places and interconnections with them and their denizens. to be family with them.
"We must curb the high risk trade and consumption of wildlife, halt deforestation and land conversion, as well as manage food production sustainably."
"If we do not do things differently, we are finished," she said. "We can't go on very much longer like this."-Jane Goodall
Trees for the Future gives trees to lower income people in Africa to plant . They also give wheel barrows and shovels. They give other seeds and seedlings. The local people get food and income from the crops; the trees store carbon; the land comes back; and many other species of plants and animals return to flourish. https://trees.org
"Clearing Forests May Transform Local and Global Climate" "The 'biotic pump' theory argues that natural forests act as a “pump” that draws moisture inland. condensation, rather than temperature differential, is a primary driver of weather...." "Here's a snapshot of the concept: The concentration of trees in wooded areas means a high rate of transpiration. This moist air cools as it ascends and the water vapor condenses, producing a partial vacuum. This creates an air pressure gradient, whereby the forest canopy sucks in moist air from the ocean. According to Gorshkov and Makarieva, forests don't merely grow in wet areas, they create and perpetuate the conditions in which they grow. Without forest cover—specifically mature, natural forest to ensure sufficient biomass and resilience—moisture is no longer pulled in, the physicists say. Rain becomes erratic and ultimately stalls."
Alex Hutchinson in the New Yorker recounts "How Trees Calm Us Down". People recover faster when they can see trees. They do better on tests after a walk by trees. Seeing them thru a window or even a picture of a tree can help.
When the city gave email addresses to individual trees, students wrote letters and got responses. Atlantic article