("Treebeard" by Cal Redback) I can use this unique idea as inspiration when looking at different ways to portray zombies/dystopian characters. The way the plants seem to be taking over their beings reminds me of the last of us with its fungal infection.
"And when there are no more trees left for our children to climb, they will take to the streets in a wild flurry, and no longer will our society be strong. Our world will no longer have a foundation. There cannot be a tree without its roots."-A Parting of Ways excerpt (author Sydney Harris: still in progress)