Thanks. I love whenever people seriously contemplate trees. :)
Trees are the antennas of the Earth.
In electronics terminology, they are an impedance matching device between the soil and the sky (including space: collecting light and expelling heat and moisture).
Trees are how the living soil explores the universe.
Humans have the unique ability to time travel by making a model of our universe inside our brains, then adapting to the things we imagine might happen in the future.
Watching trees connect the sun to the soil and vice versa, perhaps we should take the time to connect soil to the future of trees and vice versa.
Being smarter than a tree seems to be a challenge for most people and our systems.