Originally posted on Ground to Ground:
One generation plants the tree, another gets the shade.
This old saying is meant to signify the long life and large amounts of care it takes to grow a tree long enough for generations to enjoy. But so many attempts at growing trees fall short of this goal, and many of them only live to be 10-15 years before catching deadly diseases. If you want the tree you planted to be loved long after you’re gone, pay attention to these steps.