2023: Plant a tree – Annus Mirabilis

Williamsburg, VA Photo by Susan Feathers 2022

The most important action any human being can do in 2023 is to plant a tree native to his, her, or their area of the world.

For North America, go to this tree guide and put in your city or area code. Trees that are native or grow well in your home will be listed.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger has paved the way for people to restore forests by simply planting one tree a year for six years – THE BIOPLAN. You can plant it on your property, with a church or city or any like-minded people to both enhance your health and beauty in landscape but also to help reduce carbon dioxide and methane accumulation in our atmosphere.

In 2023 we will remember the power of people acting together to create great changes that enhance life everywhere.


And the Coastal Oaks Danced

Hurricane Sally swept through Pensacola, Florida leaving a trail of destruction, disconnected power lines, and broken water mains. But among the trees of the city, it was the native Coastal Oaks that danced in the wind and stood true in the after calm.

Native trees, plants, and species are adapted to the place where they originate. There is a reason that they are there, adapted, and contributing.

Trees are the hope of our time. Research about the function and role of trees in ecosystems across the world is unfolding rapidly. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a biochemist, teacher, and tree expert, is actively teaching the public around the world about the function of their native trees. Much of her work will amaze you. Two films are critical to watch. The Call of Trees: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees is one film that I recommend that you watch. The other is an interview from VanCouver that will show you how she advises cities and regions. Very practical steps and hopeful vision of the world. Restore the Trees!

Interview from VanCouver

You can watch and/or buy the film on Amazon Prime

See Dr Kroeger’s website Global Forest Revival.

You can also go to YouTube and type in her name to find dozens of wonderful presentations. Let’s all plant 1 native tree each year for 6 years! We’ll change the world for the better if we do.