Now he raises trees both for commercial plantings
and for reforestation.
At a time when the country is grieving, as happened after 9-11, the idea of planting
a tree remains as simple and rich as that original call to action.
Hundreds of thousands of acres, probably millions, need planting
. Soon after the Cerro Grande fire last year--the 47,650-acre fire that burned into Los Alamos--a team of burn area rehabilitation experts found that fully 35 percent of the site burned intensely.
Veterans will be planting
these living memorials to honor the service of those like 22-year-old Army Air Corps radio operator Tom Yandle, who fought at Pearl Harbor.
When Headley began tree planting
in 1978, "I thought I'd died and gone to heaven," she says.
Efforts during the 20th century include the planting
of American elms from the Capitol to the Washington Monument by the McMillan Commission, headed by Michigan Senator James McMillan, chair of the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, In 1912 Japan gave the United States its now-famous Japanese flowering cherries, which were planted along the Tidal Basin (see
Proposals are due by January 17,2001, for funding for planting
The resulting Global ReLeaf plantings
will be particularly significant because of the young people who made them possible.
and eating and remember to plant enough for those admiring neighbors and friends.
In an August 1932 editorial, Butler argued "almost everywhere throughout the country's forest domain there is work waiting to be done," including fire breaks, forest roads and trails, planting
and establishing forest nurseries, controlling forest insects and diseases, slowing soil erosion, and planting
to beautify forest areas along highways.
was a high point of Eddie Bauer's "Add A Dollar, Plant A Tree" program, which allows customers to add a dollar to retail, catalog, or online purchases to plant a tree in a Global ReLeaf Forest.
is part of TNC's long-range goal of replacing slash pine, which is poorly suited for the sandy soils here, with more than a million longleaf pines that will cover some five square miles.