|A lot of pretty friends|
Last year I heard a very interesting talk about the idea that trees can communicate. Apparently quite a bit of research has been done and there's a number of indications that trees actually do communicate. Trees communicate if there is a sickness or disease to others so that they can protect themselves. Sound far fetched? The speaker made strong case that makes it sound reasonable that trees have some method of communication.
So my little trees have their friends to be with on these cold winter days.