Symbiosis

At the Dark Hedges, which we visited when we were in Northern Ireland earlier this month, my son was complaining, “what’s so important about these trees anyway?” Cue an impromptu lesson from a lovely Irish passer-by who told him about how old this famous avenue of beech trees is and how trees are connected underground by fungi, all joined together in a perfect symbiosis. It’s kind of like humans, really. We might choose not to see the interdependencies between ourselves, other people and the rest of the world, but they’re there, linking us into the universe.

– Written by Natalie Snodgrass Tan, Quiet Space Ltd

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