Braggle

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."<br /><br />In the early 1900's one man in Richmond, Virginia was inspired to plant over 200 exotic species trees on his hundred acre property. By the size and age of the trees it was discovered that each one was carefully placed to allow for it's optimum future growth. When he died he left his property to the people of Virginia. It has been noted by tree experts today that "the magnificent tree collection could not be duplicated in one hundred years." The true beauty is that when the trees in Maymont Park were planted, the man responsible knew he would never live to see their full beauty, that was the gift he left for future generation to see...