Can Plant Parables Promote Peace? (image) American Society for Horticultural Science Caption Researchers say people relate to plants in parables and pictures. For instance, they say people who experienced tough environments and difficult life experiences may relate to the ruggedness of pine trees." Credit Photo by Wan-Wei Yu Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.