In 2006 Beautify CNMI planted 22 Flame Trees. In 2007 we planted several hundred, including about 30 trees in Dandan near the airport. Several of the trees died, but there are a row of them on the big turn between the village of Dandan and the CPA Airport Field that have grown tremendously in the last two years.
I don't drive by this road very often and the last time I did I think the trees were about 1/3 the size they are today. A lot of effort went into planting these trees, from the planning stages of finding a grower, to raising funds to pay for their planting, to finding the volunteer labor to plant them. It makes me proud to know that I was a part of putting these beautiful trees here and I'm happy that our work from years ago continues to pay dividends.
And please excuse my appearance in these pictures; I had just come from a soccer game and was still wearing my socks and cleats.