“The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.”― George Orwell
“A thing which I regret, and which I will try to remedy some time, is that I have never in my life planted a walnut. Nobody does plant them nowadays—when you see a walnut it is almost invariably an old tree. If you plant a walnut you are planting it for your grandchildren, and who cares a damn for his grandchildren?”
― George Orwell
N.B. Always being a George Orwell devotee I planted a walnut tree on moving to our current house eight years ago. It is just about 20foot high now, but we will have to wait a few more years for a walnut crop!
~ Hay Quaker