The tree of knowledge – Sculpture by Addé 2018
The tree of knowledge
Trees appeared on earth at the end of the Devonian (360 million years) and more abundantly at the Carboniferous era 250 million years ago when we were shrews and terrorised by the dinosaurs.
Hence, the myth of dragons, if we subscribe to a partial transmission of memory through genetics.
So, humanity has always known trees, which have been a fundament of life as well as a rich symbol.
According to different cultures trees represent various archetypes, yet surprisingly close to one another (as well as dragons).
Knowledge, sapience, might be a universally shared value, as trees grow and develop with age and spread from the trunk to the tiniest twigs in forms known now as fractals.
Admire, respect, and cherish trees as a marvel of nature amongst so many.