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How to Start Talking to Trees: Connecting and Communicating with Nature


At TreeSisters, we believe in fostering a deep connection with Nature, and a profound way to do this is by talking to trees. It might sound a bit out there at first, but trees and humans are made of the same fundamental elements and share many biological and chemical components. Communicating with trees, and being open to these experiences can be grounding, enlightening and nurture our bond with the natural world.


Why Talk to Trees?


Trees are ancient beings that have witnessed the ebb and flow of life on Earth for centuries. By engaging with them, we open ourselves to a different perspective, one rooted in patience, resilience, and interconnectedness. This practice can help us feel more attuned to our environment, fostering a sense of peace and belonging.


Getting Started


1. Find Your Tree

   Choose a tree that you feel drawn to. It could be in your garden, a local park, or a forest. Trust your instincts and let your heart guide you to the right tree.


2. Approach with Respect

   Approach the tree slowly and with reverence. Trees are living beings, and like any relationship, respect and consent are crucial. Ask for permission to join and take a moment to admire its structure, leaves, and the life it supports.


3. Ground Yourself

   Stand or sit comfortably near the tree. Close your eyes, take deep breaths, and feel your connection to the Earth. Let your mind settle and your senses heighten.


4. Begin the Conversation

   Speak to the tree as you would to a dear friend. You can talk out loud or silently in your mind. Share your thoughts, worries, and gratitude. Ask questions and be open to receiving responses, which may come as feelings, thoughts, or a sense of knowing.


5. Listen and Observe

   After speaking, take time to listen and observe. Notice any changes in the wind, rustling leaves, or the sensations in your body. Trees communicate in subtle ways, and it takes practice to tune into their language.


6. Express Gratitude

   End your conversation by thanking the tree for its time and presence. Gratitude is a powerful way to honour the connection and leave the space with positive energy.



Tips for Deeper Connection


  • Visit Regularly: Build a relationship with your tree by visiting regularly. Over time, you may notice a deeper understanding and stronger bond.

  • Journal Your Experiences: Keep a journal to record your conversations and any insights you gain. Reflecting on these moments can enrich your experience.

  • Involve Your Senses: Touch the bark, smell the leaves, and listen to the sounds around you. Engaging all your senses can deepen your connection.



Embracing the Practice


Talking to trees is a practice of mindfulness and respect for the natural world. It's a journey of discovery, where you might find comfort, wisdom, and a profound sense of belonging. We encourage you to explore this practice and see how it enriches your relationship with Nature.


Join us in celebrating and protecting our planet, one tree at a time. Together, we can create a greener, more equal world, where Nature is recognised, respected, and honoured.


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For more about connecting with Nature and how you can support Nature and women-led restoration, visit treesisters.org and become a monthly donor.





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