How can I ever be the strongest tree in this forest? The more leaves I have, the more energy I get from the sun. The more leaves I have, the more leaves will fall to the ground. Ants, earthworms and mushrooms convert the leaves into new food for me.

The more food I have, the more fruit I can grow. The more fruit, the more birds will visit me. The more birds, the more droppings; the more droppings, the more bacteria in the soil.

Many more soil bacteria will enrich the groundwater. The more food in the water, the more flowers will grow; the more flowers, the more bees. The more bees, the more ...


There are approximately 190 more words in this article.

To read the rest of this article, please buy this issue, or join the Resurgence Trust. As a member you will receive access to the complete archive of magazines from May 1966.

Buy Issue Join Us

If you are already a member, please Sign in