/07 Trees
#7 Trees, Editorial


During a relaxing weekend, it might happen to be bothered by the noise of a chainsaw in the distance. A long time ago the human labour was in inverse proportion to the noise generated to fulfill it.

The death of the trees sounds weird: they have always been identified by a silent long life, but they actually fall dead in the loudest noise. Human revenge is boundless. There is a concurring opinion that the deforestation is caused by utilitarian reasons. We mostly believe that people love reaching unpolluted and magical places, like a wood, with their loud cars, just to defeat the silence and the sense of emptiness connected to it.

The current issue of Landscape Stories deals with Trees: they are “inanimate” objects providing a perfect background to photography, to tell any story. Behind a seeming stillness, trees tell profound stories, full of echoes and archaic images.

It seems that humanity wants to delete this ancient feeling, also supported by a deafening noise, by the modern ritual of destruction. But we have the feeling that one day, not too far in the future, nature will start asking for something back.