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Thursday Tree Love: Coupled


“For most of human history, we had no clue that trees were keeping the air on. Without trees, our life on earth would be impossible.”   Matthew Sleeth, MD, Author of Reforesting Faith,

I rarely share quotes with the word “impossible.” But I’m so thankful to trees for keeping the air on. I can’t imagine life without them.

Yesterday I had a wonderful hike in the gentle mountains of North Carolina. The system of  underground tree roots provided cushioned support as my footsteps seemed to reverberate with forest energy. The abundant oxygen and tree love gave me a natural high.

One tree that caught my attention might be two trees with a common base.

I see a lot of these in nature where humans have not interfered.


Below is a closer look at the base with a spider web attached to one side. If this started as two trees, the root system must be so intertwined, they are like one tree.



When trees are this dense, it’s not easy to separate them at the top. I think these sister trees could be maples.

Here are some other close tree families I discovered on a nature trail at a rest area on the drive to the mountains. I sure needed that walk.



Some trees live in close families, some stand alone. Either way, they adapt. I suspect the lone trees have long roots and find friends through an underground network. For all we know, they could have something like an organic internet dependent only on sun and rain.


Thursday Tree Love is a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more tree love, visit:

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

34 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Coupled

  1. Loved this…. Trees so very special… Trees are family ❤ What we breathe out they breathe in, what they breathe out we breathe in… ONE Breath!…. 🙂

  2. Trees have so much to teach us about sharing space and supporting each other through tough times.

  3. Love those pictures. Keep’em coming. It’s nice to see.

  4. How happy you are there, among these comforting trees. To walk in a forest or by the ocean give this
    wonderful feel of life and comfort.
    The trees do indeed share roots. I remember one particular one on the land of the summer place in Sweden. The root grew four trees. Had to saw down one to give the others a chance.

    Go and breathe some more pure oxygenated air.😊.


  5. Oh, I love this post! The photos, of course, but I love the idea of trees and their familial connections. I have not had a walk with the trees in quite some time, so I really needed your post.

  6. Beautiful, JoAnna! There is an ongoing process of discovery of how trees exist in a community through the earth. You might appreciate this TED talk from one of the groundbreaking researchers in this field:

  7. The natural entwining. I loved the pictures. Nothing refreshes me more than walking in the wilderness for a while… 🙂

  8. That is so beautiful! I love the two trees and how they seem connected in all ways possible.
    One of the famous temples in India (near my hometown) has a tree that connected with another one and the myth says that you can’t find the connection. They are one in all ways visible.
    Thanks for joining, JoAnna. I hope to see you on the 23rd.

  9. What a wonderfully rewarding walk! So much to see and learn! One reads about trees interaction in books but here its possible to ‘see’ it !!

  10. What a lovely observation about the intertwined trees. nature is abundant and generous and thats evident when you look at such instances. Loved the quote too Joanna.

  11. I have read that there is a belief among some scientists that trees communicate with each other through their roots. So maybe those intertwined trees talk with each other daily. That would be something, wouldn’t it?

    • I’ve read about that, too! I’ve read that they can support each other with energy and nourishment and of course physically. It’s like a whole other world underground we are just starting to be aware of!

  12. i love this! trees are truly very special😁 thank you very much for sharing this wonderful post with us!!🤗🤗🤗

    Follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interested! It would mean a lot to me!🥺🤍

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