I was going through some old posts and found a question for
Michael that asked about trees. Michael answers that trees have a collective consciousness. What kind of consciousness do trees have, actually, and is there anything one can do to please them?
How lovely that you have the level of awareness and sensitivity you have to other living things - in this case, trees. Although every thing has consciousness, and every thing does not demand personal attention in the way we humans do of each other, when we are present on the physical plane, certain things apply that do not necessarily apply at the etheric or astral levels.
As we know, every physical thing needs nurture and nourishment. Those who are dependent on us include the plants that we grow inside our homes, in our gardens, and the trees, bushes, and flowers we nurture in our yards. These have physical needs which require attention and nurture. While our plants are surely glad to share consciousness (exchange energy, information, and so forth) unconditionally, that is, for nothing in exchange, being physical means they need sunshine, food, and water. In many instances, we "please" our plants by providing the physical plane elements that will continue to support their capacity to have an active consciousness on the physical plane. After all, that consciousness has roots here. And if they are trees located in a common area like a community park, they will often need pruning away of dead branches, and sometimes need to be sprayed against disease or the ravages of insects. Sometimes they are planted in zones where there is insufficient water, and then they need to be watered. Beyond that are the natural forests where human intervention is not required. Regardless, I think in all these cases tree consciousness can only be served by respectful and loving interaction. While there are trees that do not require human activity for their sustenance, surely an exchange of pure, loving energy results in elevated or sharpened consciousness for all. My sense is that your trees would be pleased (and happy) to receive the hugs and kisses of humans, (as well as thoughts and questions), and that the more conscious and directed is the dialogue we have with all trees (and nature, generally), the more everyone's evolution is enhanced.