The Tree – In many cultures the tree is the symbol of life. Its roots and the branches represent where we come from and where we want to go.
The Tree of Life is a universal symbol found in many spiritual and mythological traditions around the world. In various cultures it is known as the Cosmic Tree, the World Tree and the Holy Tree.
After a lot of brainstorming for a name for our “Permaculture farm and regenerative lifestyle research” project we finally decided it should be “PermaTree” thinking for a different name for “The Tree of Life”.
Lucky us the ORG top level domain was still free and we started writing down our vision and ideas regarding our PermaTree.org project.
The name is a mix of “permanent” and “tree”. Similar to the mix of “Permaculture” which originates from “permanent” and “Agriculture”. Anyway – we figured that the 4 elements such as Water, Earth, Fire and Wind are key in life. But at the end if we have to break it down to one single most relevant “thing” it would be a tree.
In a nutshell explanation: Cycle: Trees -> Forests -> Water -> Food -> Life
Because trees help in many ways to sustain different forms of life on the planet. One of them is of their function acting as lung for the planet. Creating magically oxygen. Trees produce oxygen and store carbon dioxide and they do it day after day and year after year. As a tree grows it removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stores it as wood fiber. It then converts that carbon dioxide into clean water and oxygen and releases it back into the atmosphere. One other function is the one of storing and attracting water.
Did you know that a single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 22kg /year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.
Isn’t that just amazing voodoo? It’s not a trick and it’s the way trees work within the natural cycles.
The vision in a nutshell is, to live a sustainable life in harmony with nature as self-sufficient as possible. With permaculture as a practical tool for self-supporting ecosystems to build and to promote biodiversity. To understand the processes of nature and to act upon them.
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