Why do you think that a nation’s growth depends upon planting trees, as hinted at in the poem ‘The Heart of the Tree’ by Henry Bunner?
Or, What according to the poet ‘stirs’ in his heart who plants a tree?
Or, What is meant by “a nation’s growth from sea to sea”?
The growth of a nation ‘stirs’ in the heart of a tree-planter. As the poet states it —
A nation’s growth from sea to sea
Stirs in his heart who plants a tree.
Actually the poet means to say that plantation is a symbolic act of goodness which inspires other many good acts. The act of plantation starts from progressive thought in the man’s heart who plants a tree. So, this act sets a progressing tone in the right direction.
If taken literally, forests help a nation financially by providing it with useful resources like wood, honey, rubber, medicinal elements and so on. Plantation curbs the evils of deforestation like desertification, global warming and climate change. Trees also help in keeping pollution in check, leading to more healthy living. That indirectly helps in utilizing a nation’s human resources more effectively, leading to a nation’s growth.