Planting trees has a way of letting us document time in our busy lives. Small trees planted twenty years ago when we built our new home are now framing our driveway, shielding the north winds and shading the blasting sun from the south and west sides of our house (no roof shading just yet – it’s a two story house….but soon!)
And when our two children said their “good-byes” as they headed off to college, we snapped their picture in front of a tree they planted from acorns collected as pre-schoolers. That large, stately oak tree had grown to be a magnificent specimen in just 12 short years – how could it be that they had all grown so quickly?
So no matter your situation or motivation …. a young parent hoping to chart the growth of your children, an empty nester who just launched their young adults, or a grandparent sharing a love of nature and its joys of discovery, please make the simple decision to plant a tree for all our futures. It’s a wonderful thing to see the changes those trees will make in all our lives and times.