Does it Hinder or Help to Plant a Tree Everywhere? Tree Stories 2919
Tree Stories 2919 is about planting trees everywhere ... yes or no?
On a rafting trip with eight 9-14 year young participants ...
While floating and chatting - we stopped under some tall popular trees for lunch. Where, we built various kinds of rock sculptures to pass the time -->
We ended this stop with skipping rocks ...
Next stop, a beach - a walk up a rise, among a two large trees anchoring the bank to the prairie grassland ...
I asked the group this question , "Is it important to plant trees everywhere?
With youthful exuberance - "Yes, because and because and because!"
I said great - then, I asked, "Are there places where planting trees might be a hindrance?" [looking at the prairie grassland] ...
Bouncing on his tip toes "Yes, Yes - there are no trees here - if we planted here we would not have this area!"
Couldn't resist - we exchanged a high five ))smiles
And the conversation continued about diverse ecosystems ... and, the importance of trees.
My heart was filled with delight for this short exchange!
I ask you the same question, "Is it important to plant trees everywhere?"
To be honest - I had not thought about it.
With all of the articles talking about trees and carbon capture - it seems like a reasonable idea.
Then I went - hold on - let me rethink where to plant trees.
From my head, heart, and hands ...
See that tree
a member of the forest
See that tree
a member of the savannah
See that tree
ready to be planted
Ask the question
where do I plant it?
In Closing this instalment of Tree Stories 2919 ...
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