Trees play a very central and special role in our universe. They are supreme beings, indifferent to our toils and tribulations, standing firm and reaching for the light. Trees are entire cosmoses unto themselves, each a tiny universe in the multiverse of the forest, their branching patterns reflecting unique stories.
Trees talk to each other through chemicals they release into the air and the soil. They can nurture sick or young ones through interconnected root and mycorrhizae systems that until recently have been unknown to us. They fight off enemies using alliances with insects and other organisms.
The great difference, of course, is the scale of time. Trees are patient beings. Very patient.
We are not.