I happened to run across this interesting article about Trees in Fantasy and thought how fitting this is to my story Grasspeople.
TREES IN FANTASY – PART ONE: TREES AS SYMBOLS
Magic in fantasy, myth and legend usually occurs as a natural phenomenon, with its own place in the world of the story outside of what is created by mankind and civilization. The connection between magic and nature has been a common theme in fantastical tales since the earliest days of storytelling. Trees, both individually and collectively as part of woods and forests, are an iconic symbol of this connection and feature heavily in many of the world’s favorite tales, often flavoring the background as motifs, settings and even characters in stories that have spanned thousands of years.