Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
A tree hugger may by definition be a nature lover or more forcefully an activist, environmentalist or ecologist. I am literally and figuratively all of these…however, I bring to my love of trees the old saying “words are mightier than the sword.” I want to share my love, enthusiasm, appreciation and knowledge of trees with readers and fellow Squidoo members. Like Dr. Seuss’ Lorax, I want to speak for the trees.
Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
I fell in love with trees between the ages of two to four. One of my earliest memories of growing up in Cleveland, OH is of my father and me along Euclid Creek on an overgrown path leading toward Lake Erie. I talk; he listens. I ask questions; he answers. There are enormous willow trees growing along the creek banks and they fascinate me. We actually return to this place many times, always heading for the willows.
Who had the most influence in your life?
Probably my parents who not only grew and exhibited roses, but shared the same passion with some of my mother’s siblings. I learned by observation how to amend soil, site and care for plants, and the beauty of well-grown plants. They also gave me plenty of time to read, write and dream.
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