Hello, I'm Kathy Hicks. I have traveled all over the United States and have visited some of the most gorgeous natural settings. In some parts of the U.S., the trees are so vibrant and it is comforting feeling surrounded by nature in all directions. This has lead me to wish that more of the United States had not become covered with concrete, buildings and asphalt. I have become involved with my local community planting trees and looking for other ways to improve our surroundings. I have found that there needs to be more general knowledge of effective tree care and planting methods, so I created this blog.