In his classic work, Small is Beautiful: economics as if people mattered, E.F. Schumacher teaches the following: “Every follower of the Buddha ought to plant a tree every few years and look after it until it is safely established.” (p.63)
One needn’t be a Buddhist to heed this advice. We all live on this earth and survive off its bounty.
Just as we consume it, so must we renew it.
It is but a small act to plant a small tree. But as it grows, it yields great rewards.
Plant it, tend it, reap its bounty. Repeat.
All trees are gifts. Fruit trees especially.