TH. Community As Arboretum?
The idea from Louisville, Kentucky, of systematically retro-fitting
your whole community for a designed arboretum is certainly a provocative
one! I want to discuss more about what I call `tree tags' - occasionally
found in the `finest' gardens, & seldom anywhere else. If a notion
of Community Foresting is about sensitizing our neighbors (& our selves)
to the subtleties of our environment, what the Permaculturists refer
to as `observing', then a little bit of helpful text might be welcome.
Trouble is that tree tags are irritating and possibly crippling for the
tree, somewhat costly, & an `attractive nuisance' for mischievous kids.
Still, I like them, & especially appreciate the Arboricultists out
there who care enough to provide them. Thank you.
Richard, List Administrator < firstname.lastname@example.org >