It is good to see today that trees have been brought into Westminster Abbey on the occasion of the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton.
It may not have been intended to be so but it is nice to consider, through the presence of these trees, that nature was allowed to be a guest at the wedding. Trees are the most appropriate ambassadors of forests and wild nature. No matter how beautiful a display flowers don’t register such a strength.
The idea of the presence of large trees as representative of nature at similar joyful occasions might be considered by others planning such events in the future.
Governments too could be pressed to follow such an idea. They could be pressed to bring a large tree into their houses of assembly when they meet to discuss matters of state. The tree would remind all present that we are of nature and not set apart from it – and that decisions made by them can have ramifications in the natural world. World leaders who express their concerns for nature might wish to explore this idea. Such a representative from nature in their midst would help focus minds in policy matters that affect the environment.
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