Despite how much we may appreciate the visible part of the tree, we often allow its invisible side to wither away. The trees in the CAD library are drawn without roots. This is as if, when building, we were to dispense with the foundations. The root area holds the key for understanding trees, it is where they communicate with each other. In the soil with all its microorganisms there is also a wealth of biodiversity, the disappearance of which is causing us concern. Microorganisms may not have the grace of songbirds, but we should keep in mind the depths of coexistence when we delight in the scent of lime trees or enjoy the coolness in the shade of their crowns.
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