New Article -- Value of Trees

David R. Hershey dh321 at
Sun Feb 20 15:13:51 EST 2005

That article reminds me of a story in the book, Wildflowers Across
America, by former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson who has long
championed roadside plantings of wildflowers. A car ran off the road
and was gently deaccelerated by the wildflower planting so that a more
serious accident was avoided.

An underreported example of official recognition of the value of trees
is the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded to a Kenyan woman,
Wangari Maathai, in large part for her Green Belt Movement that has
resulted in the planting of 30 million trees.

David R. Hershey

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