Sean Hogan, co-founder of Cistus Nursery (Portland, Ore.), has a new book out called Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates. Kym Pokorny, garden writer at The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.) recently interviewed him in conjunction with that book release. I particularly liked his answer to the question, “Why plant trees?”:
An 88-year-old man in Florida was out planting tiny seedlings and someone asked him why. His answer was, “Clearly, there’s no time to waste.” We plant trees as hope for the future. All else aside, we’re planting a tiny tree and picturing it in our mind’s eye as a beautiful thing. I’m hoping to guide people to what will be there in 30 years, to get them to what they imagine.
Read the entire interview over there.