Today we planted a banana tree in our garden! Thanks so much to Gretchan Jackson (Rory’s mom) for letting us know about a grant and applying on our behalf.
We received a grant to buy and plant a tree as part of the 2008 Oregon Arbor Week celebration.
The grant is made possible by donations from the Oregon Association of Nurseries, Oregon Department of Forestry in cooperation with USDA Forest Service, Oregon Community Trees and the World Forestry Center.
You may view more photos of the tree planting at this gallery.
For more information about tree planting and activities for children, please visit the websites of the National Arbor Day Foundation, www.arborday.org/oregon , and Project Learning Tree www.plt.org . For a free guide and map to Oregon retail nurseries go to www.oan.org