"They say there's a tree in the forest
A tree that will give you a sign
Come along with me to the Sweetheart Tree
Come and carve your name next to mine"
- Henry N. Mancini
In 2001 I began the construction of a sturdy enclosure on my property a few feet from the historic Iditarod Trail in South central Alaska. The enclosure was built to protect the newly transplanted trees from the many meandering moose. I carved a few names upon the enclosure and as the number of names increased, I called the fence a wall, the Alaskan Wall!
Since 2001 many, many names have been added to the wall. I have formed a non-profit corporation called the Alaskan Gardens. This non-profit is a legitimate organization that is actively focused on a re-forestry program in Alaska, and oversees the two enclosures which protect a wide variety of migratory birds. If you would like to add a name to the Alaskan Wall, send me a message, and I'll make it happen, and we'll plant another tree as well! And on a final note, while your contribution to the Alaskan Gardens is much appreciated (and will be fully used for the benefit of the environment), you can also do your part to help the earth in a small but significant way, such as by planting a tree, using less plastic, traveling less, spaying or neutering your dogs and cats, putting out a bird feeder, spending quality time with a child and being a righteous citizen of the earth! Make it a Great Day!