Institute for Cooperative BioBalance® Research Study on 148 year old Copper Beech tree with Phytophthora Canker, in Fair Haven, New Jersey, USA
At least five stories tall, this magnificent Copper Beech tree appeared to be healthy. On October 8. 2007, Dr. Jim found a spot of the Phytopothora Bleeding Canker on its trunk. The appearance of this disease is an indication that the internal parts and systems of the tree are not functioning or interacting in healthy ways. It means that the tree’s inner health is compromised in some way. Phytopothora is not aggressive, rather it is opportunistic, taking advantage of the tree’s weak health in order to continue its life.
Dr. Conroy provided his unique, hands-on, bioenergy healing professional processes called Green Centrics™ and CoExistence Technologies™ to the tree and to the Phytopothora organisms. These techniques do not involve any products or conventional procedures. This form of hands-on bioenergy healing is similar to complementary energy-healing now provided to people in many hospitals.
He also facilitated an EcoPeace Treaty® between the tree and the disease organisms. He thinks of this EcoPeace Treaty process as “getting ‘em to play nice together.” Just as people need to interact in ways that don’t harm one another, the two life forms––the tree and the disease organisms––need to coexist in an interconnected and harmonious way.
The most fundamental principle of Cooperative BioBalance is “Live and Let Live.” The disease organisms are not considered the “bad guy”; it is not the evil or harmful thing that must be killed. In the philosophy of Cooperative BioBalance, all living beings have a place in the ecosystem, have a purpose, and should be operating in dynamic balance with each other. They need to be bioenergetically interconnected. All to often, in modern, failing ecosystems, the living beings have lost their connection to each other and are operating as individuals without regard to the whole.
The conventional tree care approach to this situation is to spray a substance with a high phosphorous content on Beech trees with Phytophthora. All too often, this does not improve the tree’s inner health. In fact, in Dr. Jim’s intuitive communications with the intelligence of the tree, he has learned that such a treatment only further weakens the tree’s internal functionality because the tree has to process out the foreign substance. Unlike humans who have livers to filter the blood and remove potential toxins, a tree’s overall circulation system must work overtime to attempt to clear any chemical imbalance.
At the same time, Dr. Jim has discovered that the high phosporous treatment jolts the disease organisms into survival mode. Remember, any living being in survival mode will only work harder to maintain itself and to reproduce. Thus, the disease organisms redouble their efforts to live on the tree.
The content of the EcoPeace Treaty was simple: The tree agreed to provide its root exudates (food-like substances that come out of the roots) to the organisms if the organisms would agree to live around the roots but not colonize the roots. The organisms agreed to leave the bark area. The tree’s caregivers were alerted to this agreement and, themselves, agreed to respect the sanctity of the new, harmonious interrelationship between the tree and the disease organisms.
The photos above show how one bleeding spot cleared over time.
Property Owner’s Observations
The woman who owns this property, Sheila, loves her trees. She loves them so much that she won’t allow the package delivery companies to drive down the driveway with big trucks; they have to come with little ones or walk the package to the front door. Sheila has notices over the years of both Green Centrics professional treatments by Dr. Jim Conroy as well as his EcoPeace Treaties with various organisms, that all of the trees and plants on the property are much healthier overall whether they have received specific healing treatments or not. She is particularly happy that her favorite Paper Bark Maple came through the 2014 and 2015 severe winters very healthy and with robust growth.
How Old is This Tree?
Here is a special note about the age of this enormous Copper Beech tree. It seems that the tree has a sense of humor. When Dr. Jim asked it, “Are you over 100 years old? Are you over 90 years old? Are you over 80 years old?”, he kept getting “No” answers from it. With that yes/no process, he finally arrived at 48 years old. Knowing that the tree must be older than that, Dr. Jim realized that it was kidding-around with him and really telling him that it “felt” youthful.
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