Rachel’s most recent “Pick of the Week” had our hearts laughing with joy. Sammy, the adorable son of one of Sara’s childhood buddies, was the highlight of our Massachusetts tree planting. That was a gorgeous summer day, and we gathered in the historic downtown area of Lowell to plant a beautiful red bud (Cercis canadensis), […]
One of the most common questions we encountered on the 25-state Summer 2010 Plant a Wish tour was: “how the heck did you two put something like this together?
As we rolled into each town with notebook pages full of connections to local tree nurseries, planting organizations, land owners and volunteers, I think we even surprised ourselves a little.
Keep reading to see what’s in store for the 2011 Plant a Wish tour, on which we’ll complete our goal of planting native trees in all 50 states!
The first time I heard the name Methuselah, it was in the Book of Genesis. He was Noah’s grandfather, and was memorable because he supposedly lived to be almost 1,000 years old. He died around the same time as The Great Flood.
Much later in life, as I listened closer to stories about the Earth to do research for the Plant a Wish documentary project, I heard there was a famous tree with the same name. I knew instantly that it must be a really old tree. (See the full post for video.)