A formidable organism, which easily outpaces our lifespans, a tree sends our thoughts reeling about the fragility of life and the passage of time.
When one stops and looks up at the gentle behemoths striking and stretching their branches into the pale blue sky, radiating fresh oxygen, casting cooling shadows, and accenting a neighborhood with foliage, rather than phone lines, one can't help but respect them.
This rant aside, I want to save my additional argument for the ignorance of tree types and rarity for later and drop a great bargain.
I joined the Arbor Day Foundation for just 10 bucks. I will be "repaid" with ten, local flowering tree species, a calendar , and two lilacs.
Join with the link below:
I can't wait to get them in the mail and find them a good home.
Ten bucks is a great deal for the opportunity to repair what generations before me had no consideration or prudence to leave thriving, beautiful, and living.