Shortly after 2015 began, this blog hit 10,000 followers. I’ve decided that my New Year’s Resolution is that one tree is planted for every person following this blog.

I want to track how many trees we can plant, so if you would like to participate, please use THIS FORM to document trees you plant in 2015 as a result of this project. I’ll post pictures and submissions under the tag #10000Trees2015.

I’ve made a commitment to try and plant a minimum of #100 trees a year: If I live to be 85, that will be roughly 6200 trees in my lifetime. I count on planting many, many more. This year alone, I planted over 1000.

So far, I have been encouraged by the amount of collective action that has been taking place via this blog: the #Paw Paw Project has resulted in over 1000 free seeds of the Paw Paw (Asimina triloba) being planted in 9 different countries. If even half of those germinate and grow successfully, that is 500 rare fruit trees preserved around the world.

A tree can absorb 27 kg of Carbon Dioxide a year; one large tree can provide a day’s worth of oxygen for four people. [x] It is absolutely vital that ordinary people become interested in conservation and cultivation.

I have written hundreds of posts on #germination, #stratification, #cloning, #tree planting, #fruit trees, and #forest gardening, and you can always ask if you have any questions about planting tree seeds. Consider planting native and keystone species in your area: it is an easy thing to do, and it might just get you interested in working with plant life!

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