Excerpt from Live and Let Live: How Multidimensional Collaboration Heals EcoSystems.
Peach Trees and Their Diseases
A community supported farm in Blairstown, New Jersey, has been home to my tree, plant, and crop research since 2003. The Peach trees on the hill and I have been friends all along. They were some of the first trees I asked to help me develop Tree Whispering® and Green Centrics® systems for healing, repairing, and rejuvenating the internal functionality of trees and plants.
I Felt It Move
In fact, in early 2004, a Peach tree in the first row of the orchard was the first tree that I ever felt move when I held it. When I put my hands on the Peach tree, I perceived its faint movement, not just wind through the branches. My intuitive abilities were sharpening. I perceived the main trunk and branches actually moving without any breeze. Its trunk and branches were slightly and subtlety shifting to position themselves. The tree told me that by shifting it could grow in a way that the leaves would be able to better receive the sun’s rays and its fruit would be better distributed on branches. Many students in my workshops have since felt the same thing with other trees. But, at the time, feeling this shifting of the tree’s trunk and branches was a sign that I could tune-in more deeply to tree’s and plant’s Life Force.
Every year since then, when I arrive at the farm in late February or early March, the first thing I do is walk up the hill to say “Hi!” to the Peaches and ask them if there is something new I am supposed to learn that year.
In those first few years of my hands-on, holistic, bio-energy-based, no-product treatments, the Peach trees regained considerable inner health. They put on good new growth, new leaves, and nice peaches. But, as the growing season progressed each year, the nice fruit would be lost to diseases.
As the years progressed, I felt there had to be a better way. Green Centrics treatments developed into Co-Existence Technologies® as I began communicating with organisms other than trees and plants. I’ve already told the stories about communicating with the Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew, Algae, and–of course–the Phytophthora on the Copper Beech tree. So, I started intuitively communicating with not only the Peach trees but also with the disease organisms that like to live on the Peach trees. The first evidence of that is written on my research note-board from 2005.
Here’s how the agreement unfolded.
- The Peach trees could be healthy and have healthy leaves for their own food production (photosynthesis.)
- The Peach trees would support some disease organisms on the fruit and leaves.
The diseases would not weaken the trees by compromising photosynthesis in the leaves.
- The disease organisms would survive, thrive, and complete their life cycle–which was all they wanted to do–mainly on fruit and leaves which had fallen to the ground.
The growers would let the grasses grow high under the fruit trees.
- All would be living in dynamic balance, and the people’s fruit would not be ruined. By 2011, Basia (my co-author) and I were formally calling these agreements in ecosystems “EcoPeace Treaties®.”
Here’s how it looks for the peaches in the three-part EcoPeace Treaty structure.
For more on the peaches, please go to CBB & EcoSystem Results at the sister website CooperativeBioBalance.org.