The beauty of the dead tree

A tree stump in the banks of Königsee, Bavaria

The moment they fall to the ground and uprooted, does it mean they´re totally done with life? Is there actually beauty in a dead tree?

Fallen, but not forgotten #treeSquares

While everyone else is crazy squaring and displaying their perfect, beautiful, green and colorful trees, I tought I might share that it´s still wonderful to ponder on the wonders of a dead tree.

It´s ain´t totally dead yet– dead trees may not be the most attractive part of a forest, they are essential to its health. As dead wood is decomposed (by fungi, bacteria and other life forms) it aids new plant growth by returning important nutrients to the ecosystem… or simply a wildlife nesting site.

“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish…”

-Munia Khan

My entry for Becky´s July #Treesquares Challenge.

Looking forward for your feedback. Until then, Tschüss!

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