December 8, 2009

Friend of Trees

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 7:02 pm

We got some sweet new trees planted in our sidewalk strips this past weekend through Friends of Trees. Kim found out about the program a last year when they had signs up for other trees they had planted. They organize tree plantings in neighborhoods and give you deeply discounted and subsidized trees. It’s a great deal, it’s great for your property, great for the environment, and a great way to meet your neighbors.

I realized most of the benefits, but I didn’t think it would be as much fun to meet the neighbors. It’s hard to get to know many people when you move into a neighborhood without some sort of activity, and this an activity that brings neighbors together since everyone helps each other plant their trees. We started helping a neighbor down the street, and then we moved up the street to our house and had 10 or so people putting our trees in.

We got 4 trees, two tricolor beeches, a strawberry marina and a Japanese snowbell. I can’t wait to see them grow!