Who is talking with Whom? If we expect to be able to talk with a tree we may have trouble getting past our own bark of resistance. This holds true with animals, minerals, and elementals, except then the bark metaphor isn’t as catchy.
For a human to communicate with a tree, either in a perceived verbal structure, or a simple in-phase concept transfer, the human must detach from its leaky prophylactic of judgement, and ironically; separateness. If this truly spiritual liberation is achieved, the exchange, and even melding of ideas of many kinds, becomes unobstructed, and the evidence of our unity prevails.
The tree may address a human with eloquent verbiage, usually brief and concisely, or the certainly no less elegant bestowal of a palpable ambience of love. Simply hugging a tree will usually achieve this, and once we learn this we can easily improve upon our receiving of love from the entire universe, through all the forms of creation available.
A tree will rarely tell us what it has been doing to heal humanity, or what a single tree can do for an individual human. What the tree will also not do is intrude upon the self diminishing beliefs of a human, which for the tree would be like awakening from the tree’s unique state of conscious bliss into an nightmare.
If humans are half of every combination of potential communicants, then this same reluctance to letting go of observing, analyzing, and having inflexible opinions will always represent a disconnect. Simple narrow thoughts like; oh, I don’t like where that tree is, or I like another kind of tree better, or that’s not my favorite color are all the useless rough bark we need to shut off communication. However, a respect based love for that with which we may care to communicate, whether plant, animal, mineral, elemental, and even thought forms, is the same as stripping away our own bark. This by no means implies that we might enhance our chances of hearing from a tree by removing Its biological bark. We ourselves are simply thought forms borrowing biological vehicles for this short, but opportunity rich, stint on our eternal journey. We have helped design these vehicles, and have been coming up wth newer models since we first began. The models we currently occupy are perfectly capable of communication with virtually anything, and also perfectly capable of making the effort and achieving success. Of course we are equally capable of missing most of the show while literally hiding within our own skins of fears and misconceptions. But some editions have been much more refined than others. We are made of light, so when we strip ourselves of all the darkness wrapping us in fear and selfishness, there is simply nothing left to impede communication with any other aspect of creation.
It helps to not edit the responses we are then able to perceive, by imposing expectations upon what those communications might be. Sometimes “let it be” is all we need. “I love you” is then simply an echo of that which set our own creation in motion.