From Roots to Canopies: In the Healing Arms of the World’s Forests
John Muir once said, “The clearest way to the universe is through a forest wilderness.” It is quite fitting really, for the woods have, since the beginning of time, provided us with everything from food and clothing to clean air. Day in and day out, sometimes without our knowing it, we use something which has roots that can be traced back to a forest somewhere. Claims by indigenous tribes of the forests’ magic and connection to all life in the world don’t seem so far off when you think about it.
For all its influence in mankind’s existence, you could say that the forests are nature’s form of public service. One contribution, in particular, has shaped man’s way of life.