Extinction & Depletion.
Yesterday I was driving down a road I used to travel daily. Even though I knew I was headed in the right direction, part of me thought I had made a wrong turn. Why? Because the scenery was different.
The shade that would cover my car for about a mile was non-existent.
The view from the drivers seat was open, not one filled with trees, birds, and sounds of nature.
I could feel the heat from the sun travel through my windows.
The trees I once admired were gone.
Seriously though, for every housing development that goes up, every new office complex, every new retail establishment, I think those developers should have to plant trees somewhere in the city/town/county/state.
Think about it. One day, our kiddos will see the following pictures in their school textbooks (if they even have textbooks):
Maybe that’s a little extreme, but I’ve noticed a lot of farms, fields, and wooded areas no longer exist. Sure development is fine, but at some point – those people shopping or living in the new housing community, will wish for the shade of a big tree…and they won’t have it.
So the next time you’re out & about – enjoy the scenery. Those beautiful trees or that pretty farm, may not be visible the next time you drive by.