John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, had an op-ed printed in the Dallas Morning News last Friday, April 27 – National Arbor Day.
In the piece, John discussed J. Sterling Morton’s wish for each generation to do its part as trustees of the earth. The spread of responsible urban forest management through Tree City USA, coupled with laws to protect our air, water and natural resources, are successes to celebrate, he writes. But in more recent years, he adds, the problem-solving conservationist spirit behind those milestones has diminished, with potentially destructive consequences for the earth.
The piece is best read in whole rather than snippets, so I will forgo attempting to summarize and instead invite you to read it for yourself here.