Many times we don’t start trees and shrubs from seeds, or avoid planting very young ones, counting how many years will pass before we’ll see them grown-up and flowering. It is a short-term, selfish thinking which doesn’t take into account that trees are sown and planted not only for ourselves but for all the others that will follow us.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. – A Chinese Proverb