“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” (Greek Proverb)
As the days grow warmer and the climate changes from what my generation holds to as the nostalgia of what the seasons meant and the one totem that remains are the trees that grew around us.
With the changes to the urban environment we knew, intensified housing, the need to compact more into smaller spaces is making those marks of green dominated by flat patches of green grass.
Grass is cool and all, but you can’t climb it, it bears no fruit and offers no shade.
Urban forests exist, they are reminders of what can be if given a little more space.
Rakau, La’au, Tree – change maker.