Why fruit trees? Well, gosh, where do I begin?
We are planting them along the road so the neighbors can partake in the bounty. We are going to call them our community trees. We are thinking of an apple, a peach, and a pear. We think the neighbors will be happy. Hey, maybe someone has a cider press and we can take it a step further.
The trees will also provide some shade for the house during the summer since we have a southwest exposure. In case you are wondering about what to plant for shade in the summer or insulation in the winter, here is a great article that might help you decide.
Let’s not forget that planting trees helps the environment. It helps make up for the forests being destroyed around the world as we speak..
Hey, maybe the trees will be the inspiration for some neighborhood kids to learn about the joys of climbing trees. My favorite climbing tree when I was young was our apple tree. I used to survey the neighborhood from those limbs. Do parents let their kids climb trees any longer? If not, too bad! There is such a thing as over-protecting children.
Living Simple folks! Little things like planting trees can have some great repercussions!