Friday, August 6, 2010


". . .thousands of blossoms create fruit for birds, humans, and other animals, in order that one pit might eventually fall onto the ground, take root, and grow. . .

. . .the tree [does this] without depleting its environment. . .

. . .Once [the blossoms] fall on the ground, their materials decompose and break down into nutrients that nourish microorganisms, insects, plants animals, and soil. . .

. . .the tree makes more of its 'product' than it needs for its own success. . ."(1)

Generous, huh?

(1) quotes taken from Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough & Michael Braungart - Chapter 3, p. 73.


  1. It should be noted that the impervious surfaces typical of urban settings, present a challenge for cycling resources through the environment.

  2. What you've said about trees is beautiful. It's like they're living puzzle pieces put perfectly in place. Humans on the other hand often act sometimes like we're trying to overturn the puzzle, scattering pieces asunder. I think your example of trees helps teach us that harmony, and continued life go hand in hand.