Principles of Cooperative BioBalance® are:

  1. “Live and Let Live” means collaborating in partnership and cooperation, not attempting to dominate or control.  Killing is obsolete.

  2. If all are healthy, trees and plants can co-exist–live in dynamic balance–with insects, diseases, and related organisms, and vice versa.

  3. People can communicate with the deep intelligence in trees, plants, so-called “invasives,” and the other living Beings of Nature, and, therefore, can co-create and co-exist in a situation where everybody thrives.

  4. People need to come from the other living Being’s point of view and collaborate as equals by asking Nature first, with humility! People should not assume superiority or presume that they know best.

Dr. Jim explains, “If the plants are healthy and their related organisms are healthy, then each can interact in a healthy manner with each other. The possibility then exists for each to live in harmony with the other.”

Dr. Jim continues, “Each organism has a will to live. Thus, the tree can be the tree, and the insect can be the insect, and a disease organism can be itself—all living in state of dynamic balance. But when the plants are unhealthy internally–perhaps due to a variety of abiotic stress factors–other life forms continue their biological activities until they destroy their host. Insects or disease organisms may or may not be out of balance at that point.”

Dr. Jim finishes, “If members of the Plant Kingdom are internally healthy and expressing their full potential, then they are being themselves. In doing so, other organisms that live in ecological relationship with them–being themselves at the same time–all have the opportunity to express their full potential and co-exist in balance.”

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Majestic Ash Tree called "21 Beautiful" and an inset of the Emerald Ash Borer.

LIVE AND LET LIVE: Majestic Ash Tree called “21 Beautiful” and an inset of the Emerald Ash Borer.


LIVE AND LET LIVE: Apples with Diseases.

LIVE AND LET LIVE: Apples with Diseases.