What does the person who plants the tree (the tree planter) gain by planting trees, as said in Henry Cuyler Bunner’s poem “The Heart of the Tree”?
Or, What motivates the man to plant a tree according to the poet?
The tree planter does gain heavenly joy and a sense of satisfaction by planting the tree. As he knows that he is helping his fellow human beings as well as future generations by planting a tree, it brings a greater sense of accomplishment. This is the thing what motivates him to plant the tree. Moreover, he also enjoys the green beauty, the songs of the birds living of the tree, the cool shade and all that in his lifetime.