YGWV. The collective nature of a forest has been the published standard for quite a while.
> It's restricted to those trees/dryads that have existed
The dryads and elves are, of course, only a small part of the whole forest.
> long enough to gain that understanding. Within the forest there are all
> sorts of squabbling groups. However when threatened by outsiders they
> put aside their quarrels to deal with the threat. And the leaders
> of the forest are those who do understand that it's the forest as a
> whole that matters. Those leaders remember the last time humans broke
> their word, and the time before that.
This is a very humanistic way of viewing the forest.
> >Perhaps finding a way to break this magical community is one of the
> >ways to fight the Reforestation. Could it be that the Bristlecone
> >Elves are much much less than enthusiastic about the White Pine
> >Elves' aggressive forest expansion plans?
> I'm sure this is true but the disagreement is more a matter of how
> soon and by what means. The Reforestation is an attempt to return
> to the Green Age and I think an important objective of the leaders
> of all the forests.
My point was that where bristlecones live there is almost nothing else, and they likely have little to do with any reforestation at all.
-- Sincerely, Greg Stafford Issaries, Inc. 1942 Channing Way, #204 Berkeley, CA 94704
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