Post by Laurie Buchanan
-A Bend in the Sidewalk-
While Idaho is considered the “Gem State,” its capital — Boise — is known as the “City of Trees.” An unapologetic tree-hugger, I adore living in one of the historic preservation districts where trees are worked around, instead of cut down. Take this sidewalk for example:
Talk about forward thinking! From my perspective, this is planning extraordinaire. Where tree roots might potentially cause a sidewalk to buckle, they swerve around the base, giving the roots a wide and healthy berth.
Even where trees sit much further back from the sidewalk, they take root growth into consideration.
And so it is in life. With forethought, we too can offer healthy growing space to people, places, things, events, ideas, and opportunities.
What have you made room for?
© Laurie Buchanan
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