The Giving Trees

Did you read yesterday’s New York Times Op-Ed Why Trees Matter, written by friend of A Life’s Work Jim Robbins?

That's Jim in the tree.

Well click the link and check it out. You may be surprised to learn (or re-learn) all the good things trees do for the planet and its inhabitants. I re-learned that aspirin comes to us thanks to willow trees. I knew there was a reason it was my favorite tree.

Jim ends the piece with one of my favorite quotes.

“When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second-best time? Today.”

Jim Robbins’ book, The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet, will hit books stores on April 17. You can pre-order it on Amazon.

4 Replies to “The Giving Trees”

  1. Thank you for this. I’m very interested in the champion tree project and not just because I live in northern Michigan. I heard an interview on NPR on the book that’s coming out (The Man Who Planted Trees…) and learned so many things I never knew about trees from the interview. So thanks so much!!

    1. Hi Barbara,

      Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate the time and effort that takes.

      If you read The Man Who Planted Trees, why not come back to the blog and leave a comment about it? I (and some readers) would certainly value that.


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