Living in the Hanseatic City of Stralsund, I am lucky that I can engage in the studies of nature on the small nearby island of Vilm in the Rugian Bodden. There I mainly meet Oaks and beeches, which have grown freely for centuries. They embody the cycle of growth and passing away „par excellence“ This world of experience has revealed to me the lost mythical unity of man and tree. It has inspired me of the allegories of trees in beauty of human form.