Friday, September 30, 2016

The Man who Planted Trees



I was given a book to read, The Man Who Planted Trees by Jim Robbins.  This book is about David Milarch and his mission to replant forests all over the world. 



The reading of this book has changed my life as student and teacher of the trees.  My new focus is to write about the people who are working to bring an awareness to the world about the importance of trees to the future of our planet.

There are amazing people out there speaking about how it is imperative for the earth to have mature forests as well as ancient trees standing on the earth.   It is also most important to tell the stories of the people that are working to make this a reality, so that is what I am to do.

Our children and grandchildren need a world to thrive in.  Read about and listen to the wisdom of these great teachers.  May we listen and then act to help save this beautiful planet for our children and grandchildren and their children.

To quote Jim Robbins here,

"Planting trees may be the single most important ecotechnology that we have to put the broken pieces of our planet back together."

The link to connect with David Milarch is:  https://www.ancienttreearchive.org/

David Milarch says that 98 percent of all the old growth forests in America are gone.

His mission is:

"Propagate the world’s most important old growth trees before they are gone.

Reforest the Earth with the offspring of these trees to provide the myriad of beneficial ecosystem services essential for all life forms to thrive including releasing oxygen, sequestering carbon dioxide, providing beneficial aerosols and medicines: essentially a global warming solution.

Archive the genetics of ancient trees in living libraries around the world for the future."


After listening to David Milarch speak on Ted Talks, the reason is clear and imperative:
Clean Water
Clean Air
Clean Soil
The trees are the filter system of our earth.  
It is for our children and grandchildren and their children.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGMJT9H3Aok

Listen to the YouTube video, above.  Go to his website.  May we all do our part.

I have a personal goal to plant 93 native southern Appalachian trees in the Asheville area in 2017. The 93 native trees that I have studied on this blog will be the trees I plant.

In Celebrating Champion Trees, There is a National Flowering Dogwood tree.

A Flowering Dogwood at the Botanical Gardens of Asheville
September 26, 2016

The National Forest Champion Flowering Dogwood lives in Clarke, Georgia.  Nominated by Andrew Saunders.   
http://www.americanforests.org/flowering-dogwood-cornus-florida-2/

This Dogwood is 67 feet high and has a circumference of 90 inches.





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