The First Nations could hear the singing of the trees. The Sitka spruce, a giant among trees, grows in a rainforest in the Pacific Northwest. The Europeans arrive and clear the old forests. The ancient Sitka shatters. Hope dawns when an instrument maker creates a cello from the tree's wreckage and so revives the song of the forest. Each of us can find ways of helping to restore the balance and beauty of our natural world.