“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world
would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree.”
“My own heroes are the dreamers,
those men and women who tried to make the world
a better place than when they found it,
whether in small ways or great ones.
Some succeeded, some failed,
most had mixed results…
but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it.
Win or lose,
I admire those who fight the good fight.”
George R.R. Martin
“Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished
by people who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016
Do you plant trees? Planting a tree, whether for yourself or someone else, is one of the most powerful gestures one can make to assure a happy and healthy future. Here are just a few of the trees we’ve planted over the last five years.
The Arbor Day Foundation sponsors several worthwhile programs to ensure that more community trees are planted each year. The one which has my interest right now is “Neighborwoods Month.” October is a great time of year for planting trees in our region.
Perhaps you will consider planting a tree or two of your own between now and the end of October.
Here is the child’s tree dedication prayer recited in Philadelphia at the planting of a new community tree:
” We dedicate this tree to beauty, usefulness, and comfort.
May our lives grow in beauty, usefulness, and comfort to others
even as these trees expand their leafy boughs.
Let us strive to protect and care for them
and they may so be enjoyed by all people…”