You are watching the lungs of Earth, the producers of much of the oxygen in the planet, accounting for half of all the photosynthetic activity. They are not trees. It's phytoplankton. It's blooming now, in the Barents Sea. Zoom out:
And now, ENHANCE!
Yes, that little thing is the most basic source of life in our Pale Blue Dot. Not only it transforms the energy of the sun and generates oxygen—it's also the basis of all oceanic and freshwater food chains. Which basically means is the source of everything.