A Call to Plant Trees


You Plant Trees

To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

If you want your name to be held in grateful remembrance, plant trees; if you want to improve the roadsides in your town, plant trees; if you want to add to the beauty of the surroundings of your dwelling, for your own and for your friends’ eyes, plant trees; if you would have your house and ground more valuable, to keep or to sell, plant trees; if any of your land is not well adapted for cultivation or pasturage, cannot you plant trees? If you want property that, like money at interest, will be “growing while you are sleeping,” plant trees.


1860 Old Farmer's Almanac

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