Friends, Today is World Enviornmental Day,
How many of you here ever planted a tree, with a reason or not.
If yes, i will happy to know approximately how many you planted.
Yes, I have planted many trees! Fruit, nut, and flowering trees around houses where I've lived. My house now has pear, apple, weeping willow, and various types of pine and maple. When I was younger I would sometimes work with my dad who was a real tree planter. He did a lot of reforestation work in Northern California. At that age, I was not as handy with a pick ax, and could probably plant one tree to his five. (maybe more like to his ten:)
The reason... planting trees makes sense. We all use wood-based products, and we want the animals to have a place to live, so we should plan for this.
I am guessing I have personally planted over a hundred/less than two hundred trees. My father though-- he has planted many. Thanks Dad!
Great CielClark, to hear a real sensible balancing approach. Nice to read your comments that you were living around so nice useful trees and you must be realy enjoyed to have fruits from the plants to grown in home. We had a great passion to plant trees on the road sides as long as possible. We take the plants from huge gardens by paying small amount to watchmen and did this for so many years and so happy to remember those green days in our life...nice to see your interest and care for our earth..regards.
Great question dxnworks. My dad came over tonight (Father's day) and I asked him how many he planted . I guessed a few thousand. He told me about 50,000! He worked with a crew summers replanting clear-cut mountains in N California. He said he doesn't feel guilty about buying a paper newspaper. (He also told me the tool is not a pick ax but a grub hoe).
I've planted dozens. My parents' current house has seven different kinds of oaks, a pecan tree, and a viburnum that is soaring over the rooftop so I guess it now qualifies as a tree, too! They also have crepe myrtles, some kind of wild pear that used to have edible pears grafted on to it but the grafted part died, and other goodies. In my old house I planted a dawn redwood, sycamores, and probably something else. Now I live in an apartment and am surrounded by many beautiful old live oaks.
Hi Classicalgeek, you have drawn a nice sceenary on my imagination. Your home should have nice look. Hope one day you could post these nice photos for all of us. Always trees are valuble to sustain the life on earth. And we see around us the cause if its not proctect with highest priority. regards.
We started a tradition of our own over twenty years ago. Whenever we have death in the family whether close or a cousin, we plant a bush or tree in our yard, or we give a tree or bush to the family. We tell everyone that we will no longer give or consider dead flowers. Now, looking back we can walk around our property and see the beauty of living memorials to people and have great memories of them, each time.
I planted two apple trees and two pear trees on our property and dozens of trees for other folks when I was in the landscaping business. I want to plant more trees here, but right now I'm knee deep in clean up projects...
Hi CR Rookwood, thats looks interesting, if you still have the feel for the nature trees and plants, keep up the good work.
Yes, I have. I have planted jackfruit, coconut, bananas, avocado and many other tropical fruit trees in the Philippines which names I don´t know in english language.
Yep, I've planted quite a few trees from both cuttings and seed. I've mostly planted trees native to the British Isles to give my garden a more natural look, and its working. It's a long term project that started when I was a kid. I now have oaks, hazels, hawthorn, wild cherry and elder growing naturally in my garden.
Thats great to hear, that you had a dream as a kid and that was too for a great good cause and care to the nature. i love that..thanks for posting these details. Definetly all this will creat at least a small awareness among the people who see words and our love for the nature. tkcare.
Like others who have answered your question, I have planted more than one tree. I can recall buying trees from a plant nursury for less than a dollar and thirty years later having to have them professionally removed for thousands of dollars. That little gum tree near the house in the front garden, just fifteen inches long when it went in the ground, and sixty feet tall when it had to come out.
We need to bear in mind when we plant anything - including an idea - that it can grow and grow and grow. So be careful what you plant. It might become quite troublesome to remove it.
I used to volunteer for a group who planted trees. It was a lot of fun, unfortunately the group sort of dissolved and I haven't found anything like it recently.
Thousands of trees I've planted when we reforested some fields not much good for planting crops in. We have several pine forests we keep thinned and replanted as needed. I'm not even going to estimate how many fruit, nut, and ornamental trees I've planted in my lifetime on my farm.
When I was younger I planted a lot of young little trees ranging from firs to magnolias. The hardest time was digging up the earth when it was very dry. I'll always remember the firs I planted at the side of a long driveway. It took a long time making the hole deep and wide enough for the tree to fit in along with compost and dirt. Then after planting, you had to pay attention to watering the tree enough.
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