One of my missions with TreeSpirit, before and after making compelling photographs, is to continually repeat and share and spread the word that we humans can’t survive without trees. They do so much for us it’s difficult to fully comprehend or appreciate this fact—and because they seem ubiquitous, we often take them for granted.
I missed a 4.11.12 NY Times op-ed when it was first published that says very much the same thing, and a whole lot more. It deserves wider dissemination (and blogging). It delivers this same critical message with a writer’s thorough research and facts, and now backed with the NY Times seal of mainstream approval in this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/opinion/why-trees-matter.html?_r=1
The author is Jim Robbins of Helena, Montana, whose latest book is “The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet,” (published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House).
Jim’s website: http://www.jim-robbins.net
Read his succinct, NY Timely piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/opinion/why-trees-matter.html?_r=1