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Instructions on Not Giving Up by Ada Limón – Poems | poets.org

Instructions on Not Giving Up

Ada Limón – 1976-

More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out
of the crabapple tree, more than the neighbor’s
almost obscene display of cherry limbs shoving
their cotton candy-colored blossoms to the slate
sky of Spring rains, it’s the greening of the trees
that really gets to me. When all the shock of white
and taffy, the world’s baubles and trinkets, leave
the pavement strewn with the confetti of aftermath,
the leaves come. Patient, plodding, a green skin
growing over whatever winter did to us, a return
to the strange idea of continuous living despite
the mess of us, the hurt, the empty. Fine then,
I’ll take it, the tree seems to say, a new slick leaf
unfurling like a fist to an open palm, I’ll take it all.

Source: Instructions on Not Giving Up by Ada Limón – Poems | poets.org

Greta and George, the best short video of 2019 – YouTube

Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees – Issue 77: Underworlds – Nautilus

 

Source: Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees – Issue 77: Underworlds  – Nautilus

Time for Trees — an Arbor Day Foundation Initiative

 

Source: Time for Trees an Arbor Day Foundation Initiative

Writers Uncensored: Gary Snyder: If Trees Could Talk – YouTube

Hartford architect Tai Soo Kim makes $100,000 donation to plant more trees in Elizabeth Park – Hartford Courant

 

A Gingko tree, one of 36 trees being planted in Elizabeth Park this week, is settled into the ground by (L-R) Nick Lavallee, Eugene Sanctuary and Miguel Hernandez of Bartlett Tree Experts. The planting of more than 75 trees has been made possible through a $100,000 donation by Hartford architect and park neighbor Tai Soo Kim. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

For more than 40 years, Hartford architect Tai Soo Kim has started his day with a walk through Elizabeth Park, but last year he realized it was time to give something back when he noticed a diminishing number of trees. He is donating $100,000 to plant more trees in the park.

Source: Hartford architect Tai Soo Kim makes $100,000 donation to plant more trees in Elizabeth Park – Hartford Courant

Email-a-Tree Service Doesn’t Go As Planned in the Best Possible Way – The Atlantic

To: Golden Elm, Tree ID 1037148

21 May 2015

I’m so sorry you’re going to die soon. It makes me sad when trucks damage your low hanging branches. Are you as tired of all this construction work as we are?

When the city of Melbourne linked email accounts to trees so people could report problems, they wrote love letters to the trees instead.

Source: Email-a-Tree Service Doesn’t Go As Planned in the Best Possible Way – The Atlantic

What is Ecosia? – The search engine that plants trees

Ecosia dedicates 80% of its profits to tree planting. With Ecosia, your web searches have a positive environmental and social impact.

Source: What is Ecosia? – The search engine that plants trees

The Vantage Point by Robert Frost | Academy of American Poets

The Vantage Point

Robert Frost1874 – 1963

If tired of trees I seek again mankind,
Well I know where to hie me—in the dawn,
To a slope where the cattle keep the lawn.
There amid lolling juniper reclined,
Myself unseen, I see in white defined
Far off the homes of men, and farther still
The graves of men on an opposing hill,
Living or dead, whichever are to mind.

And if by noon I have too much of these,
I have but to turn on my arm, and lo,
The sunburned hillside sets my face aglow,
My breathing shakes the bluet like a breeze,
I smell the earth, I smell the bruisèd plant,

    I look into the crater of the ant.

 

The Vantage Point | Academy of American Poets.

Wood Prints with Bryan Nash Gill ⎢American Made Series ⎢ Martha Stewart

The sculptures and prints of trees by the late Bryan Nash Gill (1961 – 2013) are noble, as is the bristlecone pine, both at the origins of it all.  – DF

Bryan Nash Gill | Sculpture Magazine 2006

Woodcut, by Bryan Nash Gill | Book Review