It came to me that seen from the hypocenter; most structures that still stood were trees. Scorched trees were still up where all else was reduced to rubble. Apparently, the qualities of nature’s oldest living structures cannot be met by human construction. It is therefore surprising that contemporary architecture is mainly about concrete, steel, and glass and that the use of wood seems something of the past. What happened with wood? Time to reconsider this marvelous material by a visit to people who still live in a close relation with the forests: the tribal folks in India.