3 Beautiful Videos that Celebrate Trees and Nature [LIST]

A super-green collection [LIST]

Jan 16, 2014

Photo by Flickr user esther**

January 16 is a special day for our green friends – it's Tu Bishvat, the New Year for Trees according to the Jewish calendar. To mark this eco-friendly day, check out these three beautiful videos – and think about doing something nice for the planet today while you're at it!

This beautiful animation follows the growth of a tree from its first shoots to its full glory – over 145 years. The twisting, sprawling movements and the bird and animal soundtrack will soothe your soul for 75 seconds.

And now for something completely different – electronic leaf music. Composer Diego Stocco makes these funky sounds by rubbing leaves against the turntable, altering the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold to determine the sound.

Wrapping up our trio of trees, this symmetrical wonder captures the magic of trees on a snowy day in Germany in March 2013. Simple and stunning.