There’s just something about trees

Last week there was a lot of talk about trees on this blog and our related Facebook page. On the subject of heritage trees, I asked the question “How much do trees matter to you?” and got lots of compelling responses. If you are a reader who is not yet interacting on our Facebook fan page, read these comments below to discover the wonderful community of gardeners is waiting for you there.

I planted a property-line row of corkscrew willows at my first home, and pruned them to trees. My kids climbed them and sat in them as they (and the trees) grew so fast. Yes it was leaves to rake, but they had earliest green in spring and held leaves late in fall. When I sold the house eighteen years later, the new owners cut them all down. I cried and still mourn when I pass by there. ~Glenda

A mulberry tree in the backyard for a little girl to sit in and explore the world way above the earth…from bugs to birds…shade for a picnic and lemonade with lots of sugar…A place to dream the dreams of children. I wonder if it is still there? ~Connie

I have a yard full of trees, all of which were planted. Too many “favorites,” but if I had to pick one, it would be the Crepe Myrtle that my Grandma gave me. ~Judy

I still love the good old maple…every year I gather the seedling that sprout up in the yard and put them into little pots before my husband runs over them with the mower. When they get big enough I plant them in the yard or pass them along to friends. I live with 2 acres of maple heaven. ~Linda

There is this beautiful tree back home in Puerto Rico nearby my parents old house that whenever I go home I have 2 visit even if my parents no longer live there. It is just beautiful & breathtaking…… is just green, extremly tall & alone in the middle of where the cow & bull roam but 4 some reason I keep going back 2 it even if it is in my mine. There is just something about it. ~Maritza

Trees are the ultimate, and arborists are rock stars. ~Leeann

I love trees…and my fav color is green for the trees. They help the environment by providing…fruit, shade, protection, oxygen, refuge for birds & animals ….and of course just beauty….a sample of God’s creation! ~Virginia

I grew up with a Dad who was the tree warden of our town. It’s not a position that you hear about now, but that was his work. I grew up appreciating the beauty of trees. I love many kinds of trees. My favorites are green and red maple trees. I love Japanese red maples! I also love flowering trees dogwoods are a favorite as well as weeping cherry and magnolias. There are so many to love. I love nature and I hate to see trees cut down, unless they pose a danger to people. ~Claudia

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