The world did not have plants – it’s hard to say now looked as if life on our planet. However, these silent friends accompanied at all stages of its development, providing them with free food, fuel and medicine. And people initially appreciated that. Many people believe that trees and grasses have a soul, and therefore did not break branches for fun.
Sometimes even whole groves declared sacred, and it was considered a great sin to harm any of these trees. According to religious worldviews of people from different countries, the human soul after death migrates into trees. Buddhists, for example, believe that to realization in the body of the Buddha spent 23 of his soul lives in a variety of trees. Indigenous Australians can even clearly specify which tree it had settled their soul deceased relative, and the people of China are planting trees in cemeteries, the souls of the dead could find shelter there.