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Friday, April 29, 2011
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“I never before knew,

The full value of trees.

Under them,

I breakfast, dine,

Write, read, walk,

And receive my company.”

 

Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson wrote these words

Two hundred years ago at dawn

And since the time of his revelation

Over half the world’s forests are gone

We must somehow stop their destruction

Since Earth’s trees provide us with fresh air

They stop soil erosion, and they prevent floods

And, they provide habitat for animals everywhere

Arbor Day, A Holiday for Trees, was first proposed

Back in 1872, by Nebraska Pioneer J. Sterling Morton

He felt this nation needed many more magnificent trees

Thousands were planted, when his ‘Tree Idea’ was begun

But like so many other passionate ideas to enhance our lives

Arbor Day, like Earth Day, seems to be an idea from the past

Please join the movement, to help return our planet to its glory

Please plant a tree or two, leaving your own legacy that will last

 

“He that planteth a tree is a servant of God,

He provideth a kindness for many generations,

And faces that he hath not seen, shall bless him.”

 

Henry Van Dyke

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©Arbor Day 2011, Mr. Ed

 

 
  
The Arbor Day Foundation


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Reviewed by Tom Hyland
ED ... WELL PENNED, MY FRIEND !

REMINDS ME OF ALFRED JOYCE KILMER'S 'TREES' ... TK...
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
Thanks dear Ed. for your information I am starting a green peace project soon in my city. We try to link environment to human rights, migration and citizenship. we plant trees to each other on human rights basis so that there will be peace and love among the inhabitants of the city and our city will remain green and beautiful at all times while reducing co2 at a considerable low level. Great poem.
Reviewed by Andy Turner
Indeed, sitting, walking, cycling in the forest always inspires and enchants.
A friend of mine has just lost her baby, so we planted a tree dedicated to her, so that it will grow and be a living memory.
How ugly is a petrified landscape, devoid of trees.
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
The way to go, going back to nature. Thanks.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Splendid in every way, Ed.

John
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
An impactful delivery for this important message, Ed:) hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Since from time to time I think of myself as
brother to the tree, I applaud your desire, Ed,
to protect and preserve our majestic trees.
-gene.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
..indeed Ed, beautifully displayed!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
I actually planted two trees in my backyard on Arbor Day in 1990. They are now both towering giant Eucalyptus varities. They are also nicknamed "widowmakers" because they shed very large limbs on occasion. Planting is good but pay attention when you do. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Lovely writing and picture, Ed; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Wow! The poetry and presentation are awesome, Ed!!! I LOVE trees!!! Thoroughly loved this!!

Anna
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Oh my ...this is beautiful writing sweet man as always...Hugsss
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
And you & the mutts will always have a place to lift your legs...e
Reviewed by John Domino
“He that planteth a tree is a servant of God,
He provideth a kindness for many generations,
And faces that he hath not seen, shall bless him.”
That says it all... Wonderful saying! Wondeful poem!

God Bless You Ed,

John Michael
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