The Man Who Planted Trees

Just finished watching the short animated film, The Man Who Planted Trees.

Based on a delightful short story by French author Jean Giono, the tale describes the quiet efforts of an lone shepherd to restore a barren valley in the Alps during the early twentieth century.  He plants and cultivates countless trees, watching in proud silence as a lush forest slowly grows and thrives.

The film is ranked highly for its unique animation, and won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1987.  It also motivates me to plant trees, but with the drought Texas is going through right now (today’s temperature 108 degrees) perhaps I’ll wait until a more seasonable time.

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