I interviewed a Bluffton Village councilperson, Ben Stahl, who is the liaison between council and the Tree Commission here. In recent years, Bluffton has established an “Arboretum” with a wide variety of tree species. In addition, the village participates in the Tree City USA Program, with, among other things, $2 per person from the village budget going to new tree planting projects, and such. Earlier in my cross-country research, we stopped in Nebraska City, Nebraska (home of Arbor Day Farm). The town of 7,000 there was undertaking planting 10,000 new trees within a 10 year period. The whole eastern half of America was essentially “clear cut.” And, well, its time to replant some of this. For more on this, see our position paper on the Environment.