Yesterday volunteers throughout St. Louis got together to plant 535 trees around various neighborhoods with the belief that every tree planted leads to a more peaceful St. Louis. The goal was "To have people come together to plant trees to symbolize the strength and connectedness of the community."
I'm not even sure what that means, but I do know something about trees and that is that when planted they need water to survive and we are in something of a drought period right now. Who will make sure their root balls are kept watered? They also should be planted in a way which does not crowd each other out, competing for sunlight. Certain varieties do better in certain places. Just plunking down a young sapling isn't all that needs to be done.
Tree lined streets are beautiful, but I fear this will not be very successful.