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Favorite Copper Beech CoExists with Bleeding Canker, Fair Haven, NJ
Dr. Jim talks about his friendship with this Copper Beech tree. “I’ve been taking care of this tree since 2006. Both the property owner and I feel very protective toward it. My gosh! It is so big and beautiful–who wouldn’t want to make sure it stays healthy and strong?
“Over the years, I feel that a sort of friendship has developed between ‘Sheila’s Beech’ and me. It has a special energy to it and I know that it welcomes my help. I feel a sense that it somehow knows who I am; there is a sense of friendliness I feel as I put my hands on its trunk.
“When it got the bleeding canker disease a few years ago, it taught me many valuable lessons about communicating with disease organisms and ecosystems. As I did the healing work, the bleeding spots dried up, cleared, and now can’t even been found.
In the early days, I asked it how old it was. Just look at the girth of its trunk. I would have expected it to “say” something like 120 years old. But, instead –as I went through my yes/no question asking process– I was lead to the number “48.” I think this tree as a sense of humor. I think it was telling me that it “feels” younger than it looks.
Every time I pass by the property, I stop in to check on it and “bail” it out. See, its perimeter roots are raised at least 10 inches. That makes pockets where water puddles. So, I keep a little cup there and just bail out any water that collected. Then, I usually say “hello”, give it a pat, and appreciate its beauty.
Please see page 129 of our book, Tree Whispering: A Nature Lover’s Guide to Touching, Healing, and Communicating with Trees, Plants, and All of Nature to read more about the way I healed it with my unique ecological energy-medicine. The Copper Beech tree is mentioned in chapters 3, 7, and 11.”
Find out more about how the Bleeding Canker disease and the Copper Beech co-exist through the use of EcoPeace Treaties at one of our Sister Websites: EcoPeaceTreaties.org.