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If An Acorn Falls In the Woods, Taylor Steele Is There To Hear It.

 
   
  Extensive tree planting makes David Bagwell Company neighborhoods stand tall
in Colleyville.
   

Holder of 25 patents, author of 28 books, and recipient of dozens of design awards, Buckminster Fuller was one of the 20th century's most original thinkers.

He believed "God is a verb" and counseled "Do the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing what needs to be done. It will bring out the real you that is often buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or imposed by others."

David Bagwell Company's Taylor Steele is a Buckie Fuller man. Nicknamed "Nature's Factotum", he manages a bold landscaping initiative, planting thousands of trees in yards and common areas of the company's neighborhoods, as well as at school sites and city facilities. Each fall, he is perhaps the busiest person in Colleyville, collecting and investing the munificence of Mother Nature.

"We have two sources of trees," he explains. "We buy most from premier growers in the Southern United States. However, those nurseries don't offer varieties of trees that can only be transplanted when they are small. So, we grow those varieties we can't buy from seeds we collect in the woods. They're free for the taking," he says, "and we put them to good use."

Among the native trees that Steele grows are Black Hickory, Post Oak, and American Persimmon. He also grows desirable but rare non-natives, like Loquat Leaf Oak. Although these trees are small when planted, Steele personifies the axiom "The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."

Homebuyers may see the beautiful effect of copious tree planting in David Bagwell Company's Colleyville neighborhoods. For more information, call Susan Folkert or go to www.bagwellcompany.com


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