Trees and communities

Logbook note 14 June 2018 – communities and trees

Ancient Baobab trees as community spaces

Text and watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

Today I have worked with how to understand trees, especially the old baobab trees, as playing an important part of the  center of communities – how they help binds communities together. The reason is that many of the largest and most ancient trees are challenged today, in ways they haven’t been challenged in million of years… By us.  the paradox is that we need those trees and their fruits, leaves, roots, power, logic of balance,  and scale of time, and climate stabilizing benefits more than ever.

Baobab tree with a community around it
Community around a huge Baobab tree – watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

Logbook from today – 14 of June – a few days after news broke that most of the huge ancient baobab trees needs our support, to survive the next few years

Download my watercolor for free here on Wikimedia Commons

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