Work > The What's Good Project

Acrylic on wood panel
11.5" x 15.25"

On my first visit to Pine Lake State Park, Ranger Andy Place pointed out tiny white pine saplings protected from browsing deer by small cages. He relayed how these tree-teenagers were raised for TEN YEARS by a super Friends of Pine Lake volunteer who noticed them sprouting on the bank after a massive 2009 hailstorm wiped out 85% of their ancestors in the park. This woman took them home (with permission of the park board) and tended to them for a mere decade in her home nursery before transplanting them back in the park. Citizen gardener.