What is a tree if you do not call it a tree?
What is a “tree” if you do not label it any kind of tree like a fir, or spruce. Or plant, or organism, what is it?
And you cannot call it an assemblage of leaves, branches, trunk and roots. What is it?
Imagine seeing a tree there before you. It clearly exists but what is it if there is no definition applied to it.
Trees have been around longer than human language, so they have been something before humans called them anything.
But what is a tree? Without any label it mysterious. It is a an undefinable expression of life. Because we name things, we think we know what they are, but naming them reduces them to a superficial concept. . . Like the words art and artist.
Patrick Howe, Artist, Author and Educator