When is the best time to plant trees?

“The best time to plant trees is 20 years ago; the second best is now.”  Chinese proverb

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in … “.  Greek proverb
(applies equally to women)


Why fight Mother Nature and hang on to disease prone native species only to have it perish, rather than tough, drought and disease resistant “invasive” species?  I just began working on changing a cattle farm to agroforestry - a diverse, edible, low-maintenance, chemical-free, nature-driven, mixed trees-berries-wild-vegetable orchard that shall provide food for foragers of future generations.  I don’t know much but internet community is a generous collaborator.  All it really takes is sun, rain and patience.  Infinite patience solves infinite problems.


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