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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Northside, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

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Northside, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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Registered: September 2008
City/Town/Province: Jacksonville
Posts: 1
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My name is Tyler Landreville. I married last year and my wife and I are renting a house from my parents. We both are excited about having our first child next year and I thought that it would be nice to have some fruit trees in our yard so that when our children grow up we can all enjoy some fresh, delicious fruit year ‘round. So I went out to the local nursery and planted 10 trees and 7 bushes in our yard. More specifically, we now have 2 apple trees, 2 fig trees, 2 pear trees, 2 orange trees, 1 tangerine tree, 1 peach tree, 3 blueberry bushes, 2 blackberry bushes, and 2 grape vines. Like I mentioned before, I cannot wait to be able to share the ‘fruit of my bounty’ with my family, friends, and my neighbors in a few years when the plants get established.
A big bonus to this is the positive environmental impact that these trees will provide, not to mention the shade, and aesthetic look they bring to our yard. I am proud that we now have our own little Garden of Eden and plan to nurture our plants in order to benefit myself and others, as well as the environment. That is, as long as the environment doesn’t destroy them. You see, we live in Florida – hurricanes. I have a funny feeling though, that even if we did lose them to a big storm, I’d be back out there the following week or two, planting their replacements. I believe that if everybody just takes care of what is in their sphere of influence, the world would be less polluted, people would be more involved, and the world would be a safer, more enjoyable habitat for humanity.
· Date: September 1, 2008 · Views: 4446 · File size: 74.2kb, 352.8kb · : 1500 x 1125 ·
Hours Volunteered: 25
Volunteers: 1
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 21
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 0.4
Native Trees Planted: 17
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