Joanne's Writing

An Untapped Relationship - Communicating With Trees

When you sincerely introduce yourself to another species, you believe in its intelligent and consciousness of what is around it. Now, a tree has the opportunity to respond or reach out to you because you are open and willing to meet on common ground. You are imparting that you sense there is a universal language in all life.

September 23, 2023

Conscientious Harvesting
Human-Plant Cross-Species Communication

When I enter wild plant communities my intention is to foster an intimate, co-creative relationship. It is the only way I can harvest now. Once I opened that door there was no turning back. The journey has been both a learning, an unlearning and a coming home.

July 21, 2023

Older Posts

Rekindling The Tree of Life

The tree is at the heart of creation stories around the world. For centuries, in Europe and Britain, the tree of life represented the entire cosmos. This complex religious mythology was rooted in daily life. I've often wondered what it would be like to live the life of my Celtic ancestors - the tree of life rooted in the psyche as a symbolic quest for spiritual fulfillment...

Dec.2011-Jan.2012

The Life Force of Trees

I read recently that each day a forty foot tree converts 227 litres of dissolved nutrients from the soil into carbohydrates, releasing 60 cubic feet of pure oxygen into the air. Amazing as that is, it's not the only life-sustaining ability of a tree....

Feb-March 2011

In The Company of Trees

For the past ten years I have journeyed each year to a young grove of Black Cottonwood trees to harvest their medicinal buds. An unexpected bonanza harvest last year made this year's visit unnecessary. Such bounty is good, for harvesting is labor intensive...

Oct-Nov. 2010 read more