Discover why your mind, body, and spirit need a vacation among the trees like Mary Oliver.

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by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees,

especially the willows and the honey locust

equally the beech, the oaks, and the pines,

they give off such hints of gladness.

You may wonder why you need a vacation among the trees. Let’s start with some fascinating facts about trees. You will find that their gifts will be really incredible for your vacation plans this summer.


What’s so great about Trees?

There are many facts about trees that make them essential and magical, and here are some of them.

1.TREES CAN LIVE A LONG  TIME. Would like to know more about trees to understand how they can help your mind, body, and spirit. Let’s start with trees life on earth, trees have long lives. For instance, a bristlecone pine lives to be over 5,000 years old. Living on earth for this long inspires people in many ways. Just imagine how much these trees have seen, heard, and felt. Many generations and many cultures have worshipped trees and believed they had magical powers. Some people credit trees by giving them special forces. In India, Buddha gained wisdom from the banyan tree.  Amazingly, throughout the centuries, trees survived to protect and guide humans. In almost every continent on this planet, mankind used forest groves as holy sanctuaries. When there are mysteries about something, like trees, people pass down legends and myths. That’s probably why there are so many stories about gnomes and fairies living in the forest. One myth is that gnomes can hide in plain sight by turning themselves into toadstools.


2.TREES AND BIRDS ARE FRIENDS: Birds love the safety, convenience, and peaceful presence of trees, while trees like the energetic presence of birds. This creates harmony in nature since the birds have a safe home, and the trees have company to share their abundant foliage with.


3.TREES GIVE ENERGY TO THE EARTH: Trees are gravity centers for light and water. This enables trees to pull in a lot of energies that influence other living things around the earth. It’s understandable why trees are significant forces globally and have a unique rhythm of existence that keeps an ecosystem balance on the earth.


4.TREES PROVIDE MEDICINE FOR PEOPLE: Many trees that commonly grow in North America and parts of Europe possess medicinal benefits. During the fall and winter months, most of the medicinal trees can offer roots, twigs, and bark for the healing of a multitude of standard ailments.


       5. TREES INSPIRE ARTISTS TO CREATE.  Among the Trees brings together major works by 38 leading international artists from five different continents, illuminating the beauty and visually arresting character of trees, but also considering trees as both symbols and living organisms.


  1. TREES TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR PERSONALITIES. The Tree Test is also known as the Baum Test and was developed in the 1950s by a psychologist named Karl (Charles) Koch. It is already quite a few years old but is still frequently used.

Where to vacation among the trees.


Denver Glamping provides a list of 12 places in Colorado that are a lovely place to escape the concerns of everyday life and have a spectacular rejuvenating mountain vacation.


If you’re interested in a variety of forest vacations, check out Matador Network. Which offers forest retreats in the United States inf a variety of vacation ventures, from glamping tens to upscale treehouses to elegant Western-style cabins.

How about a Rainforest Vacation in 8 Destinations from the undeveloped interiors of Caribbean islands to the virgin jungles of southwestern Africa to the temperate rainforests of Oceania and the Pacific Northwest, where it is possible to trek through a wide variety of rainforest landscapes.

And more inspiration, you enjoy a fantastic mountain adventure novel.

Praised by Bear Grylls, Levison Wood has been called “the toughest man on TV” (The Times UK).  Discover why he has that name. When you follow in his footsteps of the great explorers that he took. Levison recounts the beauty and danger he found along with the following places: the Silk Road route of Afghanistan, the Line of Control between Pakistan and India, the disputed territories of Kashmir, and the earth-quake ravaged lands of Nepal. Over six months, Wood and his trusted guides trek 1,700 grueling miles across the roof of the world.


Packed with action and emotion, Walking the Himalayas is the story of one intrepid man’s travels in a world poised on the edge of tremendous change.





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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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