Tree Stories in Your Neighbourhood: Your Tree, Your Forest, Your Contribution

Written by Stephen Hobbs

Tree Stories Neighbourhood is about your tree (planted or hugging), your forest (you helped plant or visiting), and your contribution through planting and/or funding 

Two Questions ... 

How many grains of sand does it take to assign the name "sand dune"? 

And so - 

How many trees does it take to assign the name "forest"? 

The answer is yours to make ... because now you have a starting point to make a sand dune and plant a forest!

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The Wellthy-Wealthy Approach to Tree Stories for Your Neighbourhood

Let's say - it's takes 37 trees to make a forest. 

AND, (from a place of illustration - and inspiration!)

I plant the 37 trees - with the city's permission - along the creek - in the 90-degree bed - in the "17-Mile Coulee. There is a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees hearty enough to deal with the Canadian winter. 

Over the next 30 years I've gained wellthy and wealthy understandings of those trees for me and those who enjoy(ed) them. 

Wellthy Insights

-[ Wellthy ]- ... about well-being for self and well-living with others

Planting the trees originated from the gratitude I feel towards trees and all they contributed to my life, my neighbourhood, and my community (and continuing outwards to include the world!)

They contributed as a place of

  • learning about ecosystems - about water and trees - and watersheds and anchoring soil!
  • meeting with friends to share stories and grow friendship in the shade of the trees
  • mediating when a quiet time was needed to think through an important decision
  • introducing non-neighbourhood friends to the trees I planted so they might know the types and their contribution to me and the neighbourhood. 

Wealthy Insights

-[ Wealthy ]- ... about the financial side of your life including assets, accounts, and accountability

Planting the trees evokes a story of volunteerism (planting) and philanthropy (funding) that adds to your wealthy portfolio 

In addition - rippling out

  • the trees serve as a place to run your team building events for all types of organizations 
  • outdoor educators use the trees as a location to educate parents/children about trees
  • nature-based business coaches use the space to meet with clients to discuss business ?s
  • because of the trees anchoring the soil, the creek's bank is held in position lessening the erosion of the cliff thus shoring up the cliff for houses above

Yes - you gain wellthy benefits as you gain wealthy benefits from you tree, your forest, your contribution of planting and funding ... it's about sharing your tree stories that highlight the benefits for everyone in your neighbourhood!

From my head, heart, and hands ... 

The nurturing
over the years

A story
so simple
in draws gasps
About commitment
and courage 

Your story
Their Story
Our story
of the forest 

In Closing this instalment of Tree Stories Neighbourhood (3819) ...
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As we sit in the grove of trees know
WELLth Movement guides inspired practitioners to become natural educators who deliver extraordinary experiences with their community of significance using eco-ethical architecture.

Inspired Practitioners
_ Managers and Leaders in organizations of all types, sizes, and locations 
Parents & Grandparents looking to involve their children/grandchildren with nature

Natural Educators​
_ Facilitative Mentors
Navigators & Weavers

Extraordinary Experiences
_ Employees & Customers
_ Children and Grandchildren

Community of Significance
_ Elevate groups and teams (departments/units) to communities of significance 
_ Involve family and friends in nature-based activities to benefit of all & trees

Eco-Ethical Architexture
_ use of Ecological Literacy
_ use of Ethical Decision-Making
_ use of language that evolves love and compassion in being for the world

~ 30 ~ Tree Stories Neighbourhood (3819)

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