Driving around I noticed that many of the flame trees are in bloom, including many of the trees I planted over the years. The tree in this photo is the first tree that Beautify CNMI planted. We planted four trees on June 20, 2006. This is the only one that survived. A week later we planted seven more down the street (a bit south of the 13 Fishermen Memorial), and then literally planted thousands more over the years.
When I see the trees I planted it reminds me that I did some good during my time on Saipan. And hopefully that good will continue in my absence.