Tuesday, September 24, 2013

We Planted A Few Trees And Look At Them Today

OK~ Today I drove through one of our local parks and had to do a double take. I really had not paid attention to these trees for several years, until this morning. Look how big these trees are! 


Our family, along with another one, planted the pine trees that line the driveway here. I'm trying to think back as to when we planted them. I am thinking it was around 1998! 

Our city was looking for volunteers and both of our families decided it would be a way we could give back to our community. Time has went by and I had forgotten about this project.

Thinking back, it was quite the fiasco. Our kids were very young at the time and turned out to be a major chore! Yet, in the grand scheme of things, it was worth it. It sounded like a very doable project, and was one that our kids could watch over time. I now need to ask my boys if they have drove by this site recently. It will be interesting to hear what they have to say.

These pine trees were very small, and if my memory serves me correctly, we planted 25+ trees. These do go around the parking lot of the tennis courts. I was saddened to see that the parking lot had been redone at some point, and some of the trees had been removed. Hopefully, the city transplanted them to another location.

The most difficult task of the whole project was watering these trees. It took several garden hoses hooked together to water them. The water faucet was a long ways away. So, when we went to the park to water the trees, it was a major undertaking. We also had to weed them early on, as they were tiny. Weeds tend to grow in any condition, they never seem to need water or sunshine!

Have you and your family done anything like this in your community? If you have, I'd love to hear about it! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Trees really do show you the beauty of time! When I was growing up my family made large planter boxes that sat under both of our small town's entrance signs and took care of them. As time has went on other families have taken the project on as their own citizenship project. I always check them out whenever I drive through town.

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