John Denver - Plant a Tree
While growing up in East Meadow, New York, we had a huge apple tree in our yard. I would climb up the tree and sit on the branches for hours. I loved eating the apples while watching the world below.
When Jake and I moved into our home in 1998 we planted a mango tree. We watched it grow and flourish. Then in 2005, Hurricane Wilma hit and damaged the tree. For years we tried to nurse the tree back to health, but the infection had spread into the roots.
Finally, on April 25, 2012, we had the old tree removed; and we replanted a new Valencia pride mango tree. Today, the tree stands tall, even after surviving Hurricane Irma.
Earlier this month April 2018, we decided to plant another Mango Tree. This time we planted it near the road, so if people walked or drove by they could grab a mango.
Planting a fruit tree is good for the environment, economics, and marks special moments in one’s life.
Our Nation's Forests are National Treasures