Red Oak Renaissance

Friendship Trees

I want each and every friend of mine to plant one tree on my piece of land; We together can watch our friendship tree grow throughout years.
Friendship Trees

It was a Saturday night and a good amount of friends and I were at the bar playing some shuffleboard. My buddy Kyle was in town from Portland, Oregon for his birthday/Mother’s Day; we had a good time catching up. Somewhere within our conversation I came up with the brilliant idea: Friendship Trees

I want each and every friend of mine to plant one tree on my piece of land;

We together can watch our friendship tree grow throughout years.

I had already planned on using the South quarter of my property for establishing a food forest, and there is also a strip along the Eastern side of my lot in which I want to create a natural privacy fence for. With both of these ideas already in place I knew this thought would work out quite well.

Since Kyle was only going to be in town for a brief period of time I knew I wanted to align our schedules to be able to take him to a garden store to pick out a tree to plant; I should mention that Kyle loved this idea and was totally excited for it. Kyle decided upon purchasing a Santa Rosa Plum tree and while there I picked up a Belle of Georgia Peach tree to plant alongside it.

I took Kyle to my property and he was amazed by the size of it, “… Beau, you can plant so much here!” As we walked the land we continued our ongoing conversations about how we the People need to take action to better the world around us rather than waiting and expecting others to do it for us.

Kyle is a firm believer that I can positively change our community’s future and I think so too.

“Well, what if your friendship ends?”

Then I’ll just chop down the tree and burn it! 😉

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