A few months ago I wrote about how the city cut down nearly all of the trees in the nearby park, as a preventative measure regarding some insect infestation.
At the time, city officials said they would plant new trees to replace the ones that had to be removed. At the time, I didn’t fully believe them. Amid government budget woes, and road work that has a tiny window of opportunity in which to get accomplished, and efforts to reduce crime rates, would the city really, really take the time and use the resources required to replace a significant number of trees? Really?
Yes. Today as I walked through the park, I literally stopped in my tracks when I turned the corner and saw no less than eight (eight!) new trees. Lovingly planted, complete with cloth skirts to help protect their still-fragile trunks, each new tree was placed right next to the spot where an old tree stood.
Seeing this new nature made me smile; experiencing the fulfillment of a promise affirmed my sense of hope.