I’ve always liked seeing the wind in the forest. Much of my work as a biologist included a lot of hours in the forest, especially the Atlantic Forest. I worked many years in coastal forests and I was enchanted every time the wind passed through the canopy.
In the morning, already in Canada, the forest quiet at dawn.
Black Spruce (Picea mariana), the “tough” ones that survive the permafrost.
The difference of the light in a pine forest is impressive. Every now and again I take off on some trails (even without knowing where they lead).
As the human voice is produced when air moves through the vocal chords, the forest speaks when the wind blows.
What’s most interesting, and I’ve noticed this more intensely here, is that each forest has it’s own voice and when the wind blows, they, (the trees) “sing” differently.
In the coastal forests, in the Atlantic Forest, you can hear the swaying of the immense crowns of the mighty trees. There are tons and tons of vegetal fiber moving. The trunks of the trees, generally quite close together, produce a chorus of groans and “cries” when the wind is a little.
At times, stopping is almost obligatory.
Black Spruce (Picea mariana) reach up to 10 meters (32 ft) in height in only 0.5m (18in) of soil.
On one of these stops, listening to the forest, I saw that I was being observed.
Well, here in the northern forest they also speak, almost whispering. There aren’t many varieties of trees, only 14 species, but when the wind blows through them it’s beautiful. (Common Trees of Alaska)
Scouler's willow, (Salix scouleriana), because of the shape its leaf petiole, look like they’re merrily waving! I feel like I’m at a street parade when they wave!
The Black Spruce (Picea mariana), tough pines, the only ones that can survive in the permafrost and they reach up to 10 meters (32 ft) in height in only 0.5m (18in) of soil. They move very little.
The deal here is that every time the wind starts to blow a little stronger I stop to hear the forest sing. It’s so beautiful.
Stopping and looking up. I like to think that they help us from up there.