Thursday, November 09, 2006


Here's something to think about. It is perhaps a bit late in the season to be planting trees, but think about this project for the spring. It's something we, as gardeners, can do throughout our communities and gardens. PLANT A TREE, AND HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!
Here's part of an article I read yesterday, and it speaks volumes to all of us!


By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer Wed Nov 8, 9:12 AM ET

NAIROBI, Kenya - A Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner called on people around the world to plant 1 billion trees in the next year, saying Wednesday the effort is a way ordinary citizens can fight global warming.

Wangari Maathai, who in 2004 became the first black African woman to win a Nobel in any category, urged participants to ensure the trees thrive long after they are planted.

"It's one thing to plant a tree, it's another to make it survive," said Maathai, who founded Kenya's Green Party in 1987 and focused on planting trees to address the wood fuel crisis here.

Maathai said the campaign is meant to inspire ordinary citizens to help the environment.

"This something that anybody can do," Maathai said Wednesday at the U.N. conference on climate change, which has drawn delegates from more than 100 countries to Kenya..."


At November 11, 2006, Anonymous JLB said...

Wangari Maathai is the greatest. It's actually not too late to plant trees at all - autumn is an excellent time to plant trees. They have an opportunity to get themselves established and enjoy a little root growth without the added pressures of spring/summer heat and water shortages. As long as the ground isn't frozen hard, plant on! :)

Thanks for sharing the article.


At November 11, 2006, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

Thanks JLB! The reason I said it was getting a bit late is that some of those in Northern New England are getting a bit past the time. But, you are right! If you're comfortable enough to go outside and plant something? It's not too late!!!


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