Planting a Few Trees

May 8, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Author and South Korean fishing guide James Card takes a detour from fly fishing for Japanese sea bass and discovers the arboretum of Carl Ferris Miller, an American expatriate who created one of the world’s most important collections of trees. “When Mr. Miller settled at his new seaside retreat, he decided it needed some trees, and he deepened his roots in Korea to the point of no return. He later said he’d had no idea he would create an arboretum recognized by international horticultural societies, no idea that he would give up his nationality and no idea he would be awarded the highest honor the Korean government can bestow on a civilian.” In the Wall Street Journal.
You can also read James Card’s account of fly fishing along the Korean demilitarized zone on MidCurrent.