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Our family tree-planting project extraordinaire

We planted five trees in each of the fifty U.S. states at a place which contained either the name Jackson (40 sites) or the first name of one of the five members of our family (10 sites). It took 10 years of vacation time and covered over 60,000 miles of travel by various modes.     

It wasn't just digging holes and planting 250 trees

So much of the journey exposed us to differing aspects of our country's culture, especially the Native American influences. The richness that exists in our nation was evident as we traveled from the rocky shores of Maine to the paradise of Hawaii and all the other places in between.

If you'd like to purchase the book "Trail of Trees"

Available for $19.95 plus S&H through  using the search words "Trail of Trees Jackson" or directly from us for $15.00, including shipping, by emailing your request to

262 pages with nearly 100 photographs