That is beautiful! I hope that many will stop by and read your words (though don't count on many responding - it's a quiet forum)
My son recently connected with a series of books - about being a wizard - where the young wizard had a power to connect with trees and the trees helped fight 'the bad guy'. It was a very powerful book, written for young youth, and connecting them with trees through the thrill of wizardry.
My kindergarten and first grade daisy troop talked about the upcoming holiday of Tu B'Shvat and its relation to trees - (simply stated) why Jews love/need trees and why the girl scouts love/need trees. It's nice to connect to pathways of thought over a single bridge.
Thanks again for sharing. It's more than ever urgent to build a connection between our young people and all of nature.