Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Trees and Rivers

Dear Children -

Do you remember the sign I posted in a blog last month that talked about planting trees? I wondered how long it would take for the trees to grow. Well here is a sign, in Alabama, saying that these trees were planted three years ago. It will be a long time before they're big trees.



Can anyone guess what kind of trees these are. This is a plantation of trees, an orchard that will provide a good income to the owner. They are pecan trees. Pecans are very healthy and nourishing if you don't eat too many of them. I love pecan pie!

How do you think this old boat ended up beside the river instead of on it? I had never heard of this wide and beautiful river, that runs through the city of Tuscaloosa in Alabama. It's called the Black Warrior River. 

Trees and rivers provide human beings with many resources and we should take good care of them, never using them in ways that destroy them. Sometimes people draw so much water from rivers to irrigate their farms that the rivers run dry. Another problem occurs when farmers use fertilizers and pesticides that pollute rivers and even the ocean where the rivers disgorge.

Love, Nana Greta

29 comments:

Christina said...

I think the boat got there because someone might have dumped it there like crazy.

-Christina

Anonymous said...

Hi Greta,
I agree with christina 100% because some people are crazy!!!
From,
Tiffany :D

Anonymous said...

If thers to much radiation in te world will Godzilla unleash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,Its me XAVIER I want to know how far you walked.

Christina said...

Dear Nana Greta,

I think Alabama is beautiful. What do you think?

-Christina

P.S Is it nice and clean there to besides the boat?

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I just read what you wrote about the trees and the boat and the road. I don't know who would be so crazy enough and wierd enough to take a wierd looking boat out of a green colored lake. Ewwwww!!
Have lots of fun,
- Kiara

Anonymous said...

I might know what happend to that boat maby someone put it there,or a strong wind blew it over to there.I want to ask you a thing what do you think happend nanna Greta?
-Jenna Kelley

Ps. I'm in ms.hart's class.

PaulGennetti said...

What/Where doase radiation come from? P.S could animals be affected in global warming? From Paul To Nana Greta

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I was really inspiered when you wrote on the
old boat. It was really cool that you are
telling peaple about global warming.
And I will defently spread the word.
Take Care!
Love, Bianca

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I'am Sashala I agree with Tiffany to and Christina 99% because people can be crazy!
P.S. you should tell them to take out the boat.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I agree with Tiffany , and Christina people are crazy but maby people are crazzy because they don't know what there doing to there earth.
From,
Jordan M.T.J

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta, I hope the trees that were planted three years ago grow soon but at least they've grown a little bit. From Lucas.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta, I think it is great that 2 forests are growing.When do you think they will be full grown?From, Emanuel

Anonymous said...

Hi Nana greta,
Did you raelly walk all the way to Alabama. Well I could'ent walk that far. From,
Alasdair

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta, I want to help but i dont know what to help with!Can you tell me what else i can do.I just started on the school`s green team.

from Tony Zelaya

Anonymous said...

Hi Greta,
Someone dumped it there so he did not have to pay for disposal.

From,
Kevin

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I loved what you wrote about trees and rivers. It was great. I loved the part about you liking pecan pie.

love,Dianna

Anonymous said...

Dear nanna Greta,now i think i agree with Tiffany and Christina 100% because people dont know what they are doing!

-you freind,Jenna Kelley

jenna said...

ok now i think i know the real story maby the river overflowed and it dried up and the boat was there so maby it was there before.

jenna said...

you know what?well when i was fishing with my brother yesterday on the grass near the curb we seen liter and we even saw a matress!!!

ps.my older brother wants to be a follower

Christina A. said...

Hi Nana Greta,

I have a contest on my blog. Would you like to leave a comment to try to ansewer it?

-Christina

Stephanie said...

Hi I really like your blog. I don't really like what is happening to our planet. People can be so irreasponsable! I like pecans too. think somebody abandoned that boat because they no longer wanted it. It's pretty sad.

Stephanie said...

oh by the way, Christina told me about your blog.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta, I have a question, have you seen any more forests growing lately?

Anonymous said...

dear Nana Greta,you missed one more name the people you missed are joseI,joseC,maria,and giancarlo love,xavier

Christina said...

xavier, on this post I checked again there ws no jose i jose c maria or giacarlonot o this one

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