In temperate rain forests, mosses,
lichen and ferns cover most of the ground.
This creates a highly dense forest floor, which makes it hard for seedlings to
Until a tree falls. Then everything changes.
Known as nursery logs, these trees allow
seedlings to germinate on their fallen, decaying trunks. They provide the
foundation for the next generation. Thanks to their death, young plants can grow
by sending their roots down the log to the ground.
To me, this is beautiful. It’s a biological example that everything is
connected, everything has a role, everything has a balance, everything has a
reason, everything has a season and everything has a story.
To nature, it’s just another day in the