How my love of trees was born
When we are young, we are bombarded with different options, career paths and important life changing decisions that have to be made. In retrospect, I can see that the activities in the first part of my life led me to finding my career. My father decided to begin to plant 1800 hardwood whips on his small holding of 8 acres when I was 5 years old. I have fond memories helping my father plant these trees over a three year period. Those trees gave me a world of freedom in which to develop and I could mark the passing of time in their growth.