“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.” ~ Greek proverb

Shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife (& grateful my “old man” realized this early)

James began planting trees on our property almost as soon as we moved into our home 22 years ago. Now, we are enjoying the rewards of his early action: a Dawn Redwood cathedral that towers above us, a Cryptomeria and Green Giant fencerow that provides shelter for a myriad of feathered friends, and a Pine grove where our grandchildren will soon be able to camp out (post-Covid!!). Healthy, well-maintained trees increase in value and beauty as they grow, adding grandeur and grace to any landscape.