About the Singing Tree™ Project
“I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become One Circle again … ” Crazy Horse
The Singing Tree™ Project is inspired by Kate Seredy’s book called The Singing Tree. She tells the story of her father, who was a soldier in World War I:
One night, my battalion crawled all night long on our bellies to escape the enemy. Everything had been destroyed by war. When the dawn came, one tree was still alive. Birds from hundreds of miles away, who aren’t normally together, filled the tree, singing a song that had never been heard before.
The earth is like the Singing Tree of the Solar System. All the things that divide us are not as important as the fact that there is no life around us, that we know of. We can chose to destroy each other and our Earth, or to create something beautiful, like the new song of the birds in the Singing Tree.
The seed for the Singing Tree™ Project was planted in 1999 when founder Laurie Marshall heard 8 year-old Meredith Miller ask “What if the whole world made a painting together?” This vision of all of humanity working together resonated with a deep longing for peace in the world. The Singing Tree project demonstrates that collaboration is not only possible, but it produces extraordinary results.
The Singing Tree™ Project is frequently youth-led.
We strive to plant the native tree that is honored in the mural. We also support tree planting organizations such as Tree Sisters and I Give Trees.