Monthly Archives: August 2014

6 Months 4 Days… and…The rest of the story.

Welcome back students.  If only all vacations were as long as its been since our last publication… I’m afraid that nothing would ever get done.

Half of a year, 180 days, 4,320 hours give or take, is a mere drop in the ocean of our existence.  A popular quote here at The Missouri Arboretum is, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.”  We all can appreciate the environmental benefit of trees and the value they have as a natural resource, but that saying, I think, speaks volumes about preparing for our future.  What we do today has a long-lasting impact on our tomorrow.

There is however more to that quote, there is encouragement that not only should we be conscious and careful stewards of our future, but most importantly, it’s not too late to start.  Planting the seed (or seedling) of change in our every day actions will provide future generations the opportunity to plant their trees.  As we begin a new academic year and pursue our interests in preparation for our futures…  Think about this:

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is NOW.”