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 grow.
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 office.