talking trees

When Avatar had a better idea about the complexities of nature than actual scientists

When Avatar had a better idea about the complexities of nature than actual scientists

The notion of trees talking is as old as storytelling. People seem to have been keen to humanise trees, with them being a universal point of reference for all - from their long, twisting branches as arms, bountiful leaves as hair or rough bark as a weathered, wise old face. Clearly, much of this involves a fictional, fantasy element which is all very well. But perhaps our imaginative suspicions were founded in somewhat of an actual reality.