Why do we cuddle trees?

Scientists have counted more than sixty thousand species of trees on our planet, 300 of which are endangered. The varieties of woody plants in the Ukrainian Carpathians, value, and significance for man and nature, in general, were discussed during the ecological action “Tree is life”. The event took place in the picturesque and unique Synevyr National Nature Park (the Khust district) at the initiative of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies and was dedicated to the Day of Love for Trees.

Various events are being held around the world on the occasion of this date, which is intended to draw the attention of different groups of people to the value of trees and forests in general once again. They enrich the air with oxygen, help fight bacteria, give us valuable raw materials, are the habitat of many species of living organisms, and play an important, water-regulating, recreational, educational, aesthetic, scientific, and other functions. It’s no coincidence that forests are called the “lungs of the planet”, and the trees have a powerful energy that can be felt by anyone who cuddles the three. The participants of the ecological action felt the power of spruce and beeches and shared their emotions.

“It was incredible. Cuddling the tree, I closed my eyes and listened to the birds singing, the wind blowing, and I really felt the energy of the spruce, ”says eleven-year-old Lina. “It was great! I want to hug another tree, ”Svitlanka shouts but with expressive emotions. “Let’s cuddle the trees together,” Myron suggested.

Participants of the environmental action learned a lot of interesting information about the world of trees, responded to the call to treat these trees with care, and shared their own views on forest conservation.

The event was held in cooperation with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies – IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (#NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.

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Informational Service of IERS

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