Sugar Maple Trees Starving Themselves, Bedminster, NJ

Dr. Jim Conroy, The Tree Whisperer® said, “Trees eat sunlight.  They produce their own food…which makes them pretty remarkable.  We can’t do that!

“It’s a simple equation for three Sugar Maples treated as a group:  No Circulation=No food=Tree starving.

“The Sugar Maples’ inner functionality was so compromised that they were actually starving…they have not been able to produce enough food for themselves in recent years.

“By using my systems — Tree Whispering® and Green Centrics® — I found that movement of fluids upwards in the trees was blocked, therefore fluids moving to the leaves for photosynthesis in past years was limited.  Functionality was shutting down.  Whatever food was left was not moving around inside the trees.

“My treatment involved opening up circulation in the trees…getting fluids moving up to the buds so the trees would put on good leaves with maximum photosynthesis this year.  Good food production should feed the trees.  This will provide a feedback loop to functionality moving again and movement of fluids up into the branches.

“Also, the trees should push out more roots this year which would provide a feedback loop to better uptake, better circulation, more photosynthesis, more food.”

Goals of these three trees:
•Be healthy
•Be strong

266 Year Old Elm in New Hampshire

This Elegant Elm tree is in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

It’s  266 years old and well-loved by Sally, the owner of the property for the last 20 years.  The house goes back to 1790.  The tree sprouted in 1744, so it was 46 years old when the house was build just in front of it.  This house is the charter house for the local town.  In the 1950’s additions were made to the house so that the tree is now nestled inside of a “U” shape.  The ground slopes gently down behind the house but the tree is on the high ground with the house.

We were asked to come to this property by a local arborist who cares for the tree not only as a part of his business but it’s also his favorite tree. He loves it.  He asked us to come to New Hampshire to treat the tree and to introduce his staff to our work. There were about a dozen people plus the owner in attendance.

The arborist told us the story of the tree.  Last year, the gentleman of the property passed away; a great loss to his widow.  And, it turns out that just 2 months after his passing, the Elm tree lost all of its leaves in August.

This gorgeous, classically vase-shaped Elm tree has been diagnosed with Dutch Elm disease.  With the heavy rains of 2009 in the Northeast, the tree was getting water-logged.  Between the loss of the caring energy from the master of the house, getting water-logged and having the disease, I believe that the tree was trying to decide whether it wanted to live or not.  The tree was not making a mental decision as people make, but this had to do with the overall ‘fabric’ of its being to either live or die.

In fact, what happened, the tree’s functions began to shut down and the tree had disconnected itself from the community of support from the trees nearby.  We know that trees operate best in community.

Internal functionality in the tree was compromised including

  • circulation system
  • plant chemistry not in the proper consistency
  • potential bud development

Dr. Jim Conroy, The Tree Whisperer® said, “I did an initial hands-on treatment the tree.  Then, I gave an introduction to the participants.  Basia, the Chief Listener and my business partner, lead them in a sensory enhancement exercise and a guided visualization.  They felt as if they stepped inside of the tree’s world.  Then, the participants, followed my directions to help treat the tree.”

“By the end of the treatment, I was clear that root energy was pushing out to grow, the buds were filled with life and we could actually feel the movement of sap back up into the vascular system of the tree.  All these changes were not visible to the human eye, but were perceptible to the tuned and caring human heart.

“A shift in energy had taken place from a pulling in and decline pattern to a pushing up and out active growth pattern.  I would say that the tree ‘wanted’ to live.”

Elm leaf-buds need to grow – 6 Days After Treatment

Dr. Jim Conroy, The Tree Whisperer® said, “The treatment was all about the buds when I did it on March 5th, 2010.  See the blog entry from that date.

“Now, look at these beautiful buds!  The tree is telling us that the treatment worked!”

Pat’s Sick Pear Tree, Montclair, NJ

Meet one of Pat’s fruit trees.  It’s a Pear tree that lives in a modest New Jersey suburban backyard.  Pat grows almost all of the food for her vegetarian family in this small yard…including pears!

Dr. Jim Conroy, The Tree Whisperer® said, “I always ask a tree for permission to treat it.  This tree told me “I’m sick and I need help.”

“Whatever stressors may have weakened the tree, the tree’s internal functionality was compromised.

“My energy healing, holistic treatment focused on re-establishing the flow of that inner functionality.  Re-establishing functionality is something that products like fertilizers can’t do.  A sick tree like this sweet little Pear can’t take up products.

“This was clear to me as I did the treatment because uptake of fluids, circulation of those fluids and food production were the highlights that the tree told me about.  The tree wanted to be able to feed itself to become healthy again.  Remember, plants eat sunlight via photosynthesis.

“I’ll recount the events of the treatment here.

  • Movement of fluids inside the tree was slowing down.
  • Tree wants more roots for more uptake of water and nutrients.
  • Where the circulation was good in the tree, it had to compensate for where the circulation has been compromised because of splits in the bark.
  • Plant chemistry had to be cleared and balanced.  What does that mean?  It means that the ratio of sugars, water and nutrients had to be brought into balance.
  • Had to get movement of fluids to the buds and get the healthy cells in the buds to divide.  Good, healthy buds will result.
  • Good, healthy buds means more leaves…which means more sugars from photosynthesis from those leaves.
  • This ties back to need for more roots for uptake of water and nutrients also needed in the leaves for photosynthesis.

“See how the treatment comes full circle? Everything is connected to everything else.

“All of the steps above should help to result in a healthy tree.  A healthy tree will be able to put on good fruit.

“Potted” Sugar Maple, Blairstown, NJ

Dr. Jim Conroy, The Tree Whisperer® said, “This tree wants to grow and be healthy. It is living in slightly cramped quarters for its size. This is like the tree has outgrown its ‘pot.’

“I suspect that not only is the tree growing in limited space but that it also has a rock layer below to limit root development. This space was fine when the tree was small. But as the tree grew bigger, the space was more limiting.  I had to balance the tree out to where it lives so it can maximize its growth potential in the limited space The tree can survive in this area.

“I used my intuitive interface to communicate with the trees so that I could help it to increase circulation and get more fluids into the intercellular spaces of the buds. So as the cells begin to swell they are readily able to take up fluids.

“I was directed to work with the healthy cells in the buds so they would begin to divide rapidly at the appropriate time. The idea is to have healthy developing buds. Healthy growing buds will also help drive good circulation of fluids into the buds. This is a positive feedback loop.

“In addition, I was directed by the tree to work with its roots so they would put on additional root hairs for uptake of water and nutrients.

These steps should all help the tree with it’s goals to grow and be healthy.

Better Bud Survival for a Maple in Rumson,NJ

Dr. Jim Conroy, The Tree Whisperer® said, “My treatment should help strengthen the buds to open better and increase survival rate.

“Better bud survival should also help produce more leaves needed for food (sugar) production. More leaves and food production should help with new growth. It should also help pull the circulation in the tree to keep it open since it was previously blocked.

“New leaves and new growth should help the tree with it’s goals to fill in, and be a beautiful centerpiece.”

Elm leaf-buds need to grow

Dr. Jim Conroy, The Tree Whisperer® said, “Elm tree buds have an inherent problem.  The buds don’t always completely grow after they start to swell in late winter. They all start to grow.  But they don’t all continue to grow.  This became apparent in my work with a majestic Elm Tree today.

“Problems with buds means less active growth.  Less active growth means the tree is more susceptible to diseases and insects.  This could contribute to why Elms were so devastated by the Elm Bark Beetle and Dutch Elm disease.”


Andy’s Elm tree said, “My leaf-buds need to grow by having all my inner operations working in sync. Then, my leaves have to grow to full size.”


Andy’s Morristown Beech: "I want to grow and get healthy"

Today’s Tree Whispering® treatment of a big old Copper Beech tree in Morristown, NJ, USA, was all about active new growth.

  • New growth in the top of the tree for new leaves and new tissue growth as a pair.
  • New growth in the roots (root hairs) for uptake of water and nutrients.

Active new growth drives healing of the tree and healing drives active new growth. A healthy feedback loop for the tree.  Cool stuff!

First step:  get circulation moving which means:

  • Xylem and the Phloem had to be opened to get circulation moving.
  • Uptake of water and nutrients had to be increased.
  • Then the plant chemistry had to be balanced. This is the ratio of food (sugars), water and nutrients.
If the tree’s circulation is not operating correctly and the tree is not taking up water and nutrients correctly, this would account for the plant chemistry being out of balance.

Later in the bioenergy healing treatment, Dr. Jim Conroy, The Tree Whisperer®, had to help move food, water and nutrients into the inter-cellular spaces. The cells of the tree were beginning to swell for Spring so food, water and nutrients need to be available to the cells. This also means the buds are beginning to swell. The cells would begin dividing soon.

Dr. Conroy says, “The tree has a goal.  It wants to to grow and wants to get healthy. It wants nice healthy leaf and tissue buds for growth and nice healthy new roots for uptake. In the reverse of that pattern, healthy growth and a healthy tree will help keep circulation open and keep the plant chemistry in balance.

“As I was in the zone with the energy of the tree and conducting this healing treatment, my attention was drawn to the branches of the tree.  They were waving like a graceful dancer moving her arms.  At the same time, I noticed a fragrance coming from the bark of the trunk. Truly a sign of approval and acceptance of the treatment from the tree.

“Wide fluctuations in temperature can happen in March. The final part of the treatment involved bringing the inner functionality into balance with those potential temperature fluctuations.

“See how the Phytopthora spots are clearing up from my treatment late last season?  Instead of red, bleeding spots, I see fading grey areas.  I’m always excited to see how a tree heals itself.  My philosophy is this: get the tree healthy and it can ward off the organism causing the canker on the tree.”