I talk to my plants, but that's more because when we exhale carbon dioxide it's absorbed by the plant. [My old grade school teacher use to swear by it] there have been some tests done whether or not they feel, I've heard mixed results, so chalk it up to a maybe. Doesn't hurt any.
Duessa, what are you talking about? I'm Wiccan and the closest meditation I can think of is the tree meditation but that's not connecting with a tree, but an energy meditation where your visualize roots grounding you, and branches to charge yourself with energy.