Planting Trees

There are few activities more productive than planting a tree. These long-lived plants beautify our property, provide food and shelter for wildlife, consume carbon dioxide, release oxygen and, eventually, offer shade from the summer sun.

Since most species take many years to mature, some might question the effort, pointing out that we will be long gone before the tree is full sized. But planting a tree is an expression of faith and an act of generosity. Like raising a child, it is the nurturing that counts and we get the most enjoyment from its growth and development.

So keep planting those trees. They are better for the environment than that manicured lawn and require a lot less work. Besides, they are gifts to future generations of humans and wildlife.