Friday, March 4, 2011

Where trees should grow

As I walked the dog this morning past the fenced-in factory on the edge of the neighborhood, a thought drifted into my mind and stayed there.

The west side of the factory property, about two acres or so, is close-mown grass. Better than asphalt, certainly, but still, rather useless from the perspective of the planet, other than for beetle grubs and robins.

What if I could talk to the big shots that own the factory? Convince them to let some conservation group, Boy Scouts, etc., plant about forty trees in that grass? In years to come, a cool, shady forest requiring no attention from humans, no mowing, no fertilizing, could cover that area. Great PR for the factory, and a money-saver, too.

4 comments:

lgsquirrel said...

Sounds like a very good idea and a very worthy project. Are you going to follow up on it?

Eastcoastdweller said...

Yes, I intend to follow up. Need to find out who controls the property, get his/Her permission -- then see if some local Boy Scout troop or conservation organization is interested in doing the work. Make some media contacts, too, to publicize this.

kat said...

I am all for it! Here in Atlanta we have an outfit called Trees Atlanta that does urban plantings- any group like that out your way to be in touch with as well?

Eastcoastdweller said...

Kat, I am not sure if we have such a group. I hope we do. I will research the matter. Thanks!