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Trees And Plants : What Would They Say If They Could Speak Like Humans!

Updated on March 2, 2017
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Chitrangada cares for Nature and it's inhabitants.She wants to create awareness among people for environment care and reforestation.

Trees are so important for us--the human beings!
Trees are so important for us--the human beings! | Source
If the trees in your garden could speak----!
If the trees in your garden could speak----! | Source

What Would We Do Without The Trees!Love And Protect The Environment

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  • It was a beautiful morning, with bright Sunshine, a gentle breeze and a promising day ahead. Walking past the many lined up trees in the park, I was just looking up at them with curiosity.
  • The huge branches spread far and wide, sometimes being blown by the gentle breeze as if trying to say something to me and all those walking past them, who were unmindful of--almost ignoring their presence there.
  • It seemed to me as if they were asking--how you humans ignore our presence but what would you do without us--the Trees!
  • Food grains, vegetables, fruits, medicines, furniture, paper and so many more things--can you imagine how much dependent we are on the trees for our very survival!
  • Besides food the trees also provide raw materials for our flourishing industries, which provide employment to so many people.
  • In fact all our basic necessities, that is air, water, food, clothing and shelter come directly or indirectly from trees.
  • We thus owe our very existence to the 'Trees.'

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Trees are the gift of Nature!
Trees are the gift of Nature! | Source

If The Trees Could Speak----!

If the trees could speak, they would probably speak the following things:

  • It would say, 'ouch!', if one of us poked a pin into the leaves on one of its branches.
  • It would scream with pain, if we cruelly break one of its twigs or branches.
  • Its flowers would gasp piteously if we plucked them off, to decorate our rooms or to gift them to someone in bouquets.
  • Its leaves would suffer from pain, if the smoke from the nearby chemical factory were to blow continuously across it.
  • The trees might shock us by complaining that its most bitter enemy is---man!
  • They might relate to us the countless murders of many trees by man.
  • They would discuss fiercely man's thoughtlessness in uprooting trees so that he might build tall buildings and other modern ways for his comfort.
  • They might curse us--the humans for not being judicious enough in utilizing the gifts of Nature.


“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Trees maintain balance in Nature!
Trees maintain balance in Nature! | Source
Trees provide shelter to innumerable birds, insects and animals!
Trees provide shelter to innumerable birds, insects and animals! | Source

Trees Have Life And They Are Generous:

♣ It is a proven fact that trees have life just as humans and animals.

♣ We do utilize their benefits and they do maintain balance in Nature.

♣ If they could speak, they would also express their pleasures and pain.

♣ They could talk about the coming and going of seasons, which season is comfortable to them and which creates troubles for them or their survival.

♣ Tree trunks might tell about their age, how long they have been there. Whom they have seen.

♣ Many people believe that trees are like our forefathers or grandparents. You can experience comfort by touching them or hugging them in times of distress.

♣ Trees are so generous to provide us food, fruits, vegetables and they are the reason for our survival.

♣ Not only that the wood from trees is used for construction as raw materials, for making ships, railway carriages, for fuel and for so many other things. The list is endless.

♣ We get cotton from cotton plants, wood pulp to make paper, tea, coffee, spices, rubber, oil from oil seeds, soap materials, cosmetics and so many products.

Trees check pollution and cause rains!
Trees check pollution and cause rains! | Source

Trees Maintain Balance In Nature:

  • Trees keep the environment clean.
  • They take away the harmful Carbon dioxide from the air and supply the atmosphere with precious life sustaining Oxygen.
  • They reduce air pollution.
  • Forests are so essential. because they retain humidity and attract rains.
  • There will be no rain if there are no trees.
  • Trees check strong currents of wind and water and thus prevent soil erosion.
  • In this way they help to preserve soil fertility.
  • They also hold the soil together and thus prevent the fury of floods.
  • Roots of trees keep the water below the soil.
  • Forests provide shelter to innumerable number of birds, animals and insects, thus maintaining the ecological balance of nature.
  • If we keep on cutting the trees indiscriminately, there would be no rain and the vast lands may turn into deserts.
  • Mankind would perish for want of food, drinking water, fresh air and sufficient humidity.

I do take care of the trees and therefore the environment-----

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What Must Be Done To Save Trees!!

It is a wake up call for all humanity.

Please be grateful to the trees for their contribution in our very existence.

Our prime and urgent duty should be to conserve existing trees and plant and grow more trees.

The reckless felling of trees and the destruction of forests should be made a crime punishable under law with utmost severity.

Schemes of afforestation should be undertaken on a war footing and carried out for the very survival of mankind on this planet.

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short, simple yet powerful message, source: You tube

Tips on how to plant a tree! source: You tube

Earth song, by Michael Jackson, source: You tube

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What else we should do for conservation of 'Trees'? Please share your views in the comments section.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Beautiful hub about trees. I did a poem about one also. Anyway, trees have personality. They breath like humans. They give vibes if you pay close attention. They do a lot more. Thanks for sharing!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Trees are most beautiful. An interesting insight from you about a wonderful part of our lives. I know of people who cut down trees just to avoid the mess of leaves around their homes. I love the idea of having trees it gives such a lovely image and off-course as you mentioned.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is a great way to remind us how important it is to conserve our trees as well as other natural resources. Well done!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very clever and creative....obviously, you are in touch with nature and understand its importance in this world.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very interesting perspective. Gives one pause to ask just what the really feel.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully said, word55! I am glad you liked this hub and thanks for sharing your views and adding more value to the hub.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Devika, for your insightful comments!

      You are right, trees not only look beautiful, but are so essential for environment.

      Thanks for your support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you rebeccamealey, for your kind visit and valuable comments!

      I am glad you liked the purpose of writing this hub.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks billybuc, for your kind visit and support!

      Appreciate your encouraging words. It gives me satisfaction, to do even a little bit for the environment.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Ericdierker, for your kind visit and comments!

      It was a spontaneous write, as I was walking in the park. Glad you liked the idea.

      Thanks!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub! Planet earth will not survive without trees and it is our duty to save them. Great message and a very important one, voted up.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      There would be a whole lot of "Ouch" and "What are you doing!?" every time we trim one or cut down an acre full to make room for a few townhouses.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nithya, for your visit and appreciative comments!

      I am glad you liked the message og the hub!

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks DealForALiving, for your visit and comments!

      Appreciate your valuable opinion.

      Thanks!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 2 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Today only my kid went for a picnic in an eco-friendly school. He told that the school stood amidst a dense forest, surrounded by trees. The greenery and the wind blown by the trees had great influence on the kids.

      Great post here, voted up, useful, beautiful and interesting. Sharing in Hubpages.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you radhikasree, for your kind visit and valuable comments!

      Your comment reminded me of the old Gurukuls. How it must be affecting the mind and total personality of the children in a positive manner!

      Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Wonderful topic and neat presentation. Now what comes to my mind is the picture of Shantiniketan established bu Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore. Our forefathers were more intelligent and had planned things wisely. Good post. Thanks for writing such nice articles.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Sunilji, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      Makes one nostalgic to think of such wonderful and serene times.

      Appreciate your encouraging words! Thanks.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful and important hub Chitrangada. Trees are so important to our environment and if there were no trees all other life would cease too. I am sure they feel pain. have seen experiments done with plants that move their leaves away from flame etc. I couldn't vote successfully in your poll because I do all of those things. There should be a choice "all of the above". Very well written, voted up.

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Beautiful thoughts about trees. I saw a show on TV about how we humans may underestimate the intelligence of plants. A very well-done hub. Voted up. also A I B

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Jodah, for your kind visit and wonderful comments!

      As suggested by you, I have added the option 'all of the above' in the poll. I would be happy if you cast your vote now.

      Thanks for your vote and continued support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you CatherineGiordano, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      I am glad you liked the message of this hub. Thanks for the votes and the follow as well!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I have a sister who is a tree-hugger. I myself love trees for their shade and fruit. There is something about looking at a tree that just calms your spirit. I love your highlighting their importance to human kind.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully said, teaches12345!

      Trees do give us comfort as we hug them. May be it is psychological but even I have tried it. Besides they are essential for environmental balance too.

      Many thanks for your visit and support!

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I've never thought much about trees until now. You have described them in a way as to give them life and new value.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Well done! It pleases me greatly to see you taking a stance on nature. Thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MarleneB, for reading and commenting on my hub!

      Trees are so essential in our life, not only for balance of Nature, but for our very existence. They are invaluable.

      Many thanks for your support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you aviannovice, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      It means a lot to me, coming from you. You are a true Environmentalist.

      Thanks!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I agree--well done!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks AudreyHowitt, for reading and commenting!

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      Jennie Hennesay 2 years ago from Lubbock TX

      Wonderful information about trees. They are sparse where I live but I appreciate every one that grows here.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Beaddoodler, for your kind visit and comments!

      I am glad you liked the information in the hub.

      Thanks for the follow as well!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I love trees so much that I have decided to be recycled after death as an Oak tree!! I want my cremains placed in an urn that has a tree seed and after it is planted, a tree will grow. I wrote a Hub about that if you are interested.

      I miss the tall beautiful trees I grew up with. Here in Florida we only have pines and other evergreen trees.

      Great Hub about trees. Voted UP, etc. and shared. Also Pinned to my Tree board.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Many times I have told my family and friends that I must have been a tree in another life. I love love love them.

      I hear their voices (O, dear , does that mean I am not okay :D ?)

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Mary Hyatt, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Your love for nature and trees is very deep. Same here!

      I have read your hub about cremation. Will read the one about Oak trees also.

      Thanks for voting up, sharing and pinning!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      You are absolutely okay, pstraubie48! Even I consider the trees like my forefathers or grandparents. I have often tried this, in moments of distress, it feels soothing to hug a tree. They are my stress busters.

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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      Andrew Spacey 2 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      As a boy I climbed many a tree often right to the top - must have been crazy! Now I still climb but only halfway! being born close to Sherwood Forest trees are in my DNA - big oaks especially but all kinds of trees I admire. They need our help - you are right.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you chef-de-jour, for reading the hub and sharing your childhood memories. I am glad that you liked and approve my thoughts about 'Trees.'

      Many thanks for your visit and support!

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      Mary Hyatt 21 months ago from Florida

      With the way trees are being destroyed, someone should put some in a museum! One day they may all be gone. It disturbs me to see trees cut down the way they are in my area. It is heartbreaking.

      I couldn't vote in your poll; wonder why?

      Voted UP, etc. and shared.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 21 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Mary Hyatt, for reading and commenting on this hub.

      Yes you are right, the way trees are being cut in the name of Urbanization, our future generations might see some trees only in library books.

      Many thanks for your valuable comments, vote and share.

      I am sorry that you couldn't vote in the poll. There might have been a temporary glitch. Now its working fine.

      Thank you!

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      Peg Cole 17 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      Trees are comforting and beautiful. I remember the first tree I ever planted as a child. It was a mango tree. From that I learned about the development of fruit from blossoms. I loved your prose and the facts you provided here.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Peg Cole, for your encouraging comments!

      I am glad you liked this hub. I love observing the trees during my morning or evening walks. If watched keenly they seem to be communicating so much. So many times they have even helped me get over my anxiety as well.

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 14 months ago from Taos, NM

      What a timely hub. I believe the trees talk to us also. I hear their gentle whisperings when I am out walking in our nearby park. Yes, if we do not conserve them now, we will not have them in the future. This is a beautifully written article and your descriptions and images are wonderful.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 14 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Suzette, for appreciating the hub!

      Like you even I feel that the trees communicate with us. While walking beside them I can feel that they watch me and others who walk past them. Whether they speak like us or not but they are definitely witness to whatever is happening around.

      You have rightly pointed out that if we do not conserve them now, life would be difficult for the future generations.

      Thank you and I appreciate your kind visit and positive comments!

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      Daisy Mariposa 12 months ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Chitrangada,

      What a beautiful and thought-provoking article!

      I was so happy to learn that the city in which I live was honored recently with the designation "Tree City USA." To receive this honor, the city must meet certain criteria set forth by the National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 12 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Daisy, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      It is so nice to hear about your city that it was awarded ''Tree city USA."

      I feel happy and satisfied that people are becoming aware about the preservation and conservation of environment. But still there is a lot to be done. It is good that World leaders are taking up this matter seriously. Everyone has a role to play.

      Thank you so much for your support!

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      Jay C OBrien 9 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      I believe all trees and plants do communicate, we just have not discovered how it is done. The best way to protect the trees is to voluntarily limit human population. Instead of having 6 billion people in the world, how about having 1 billion? This could be done if the males would get a vasectomy after their first child. Parents should also take care of their children.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 9 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Jay C OBrien, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      I appreciate your concern for the environment and particularly the trees.

      Many thanks for your support and valuable feedback!

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