Two families share very different reasons for planting a tree when their baby is born.
Family Tree was produced for the 2008 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: Radio Ephemera.
Radio Ephemera challenged any/everyone to produce a short audio work inspired by two books from the Prelinger Library in San Francisco, and featuring the voice of a stranger.
Inspired by: Trees as Good Citizens (specifically Chapter IX, "Trees as Memorials") / The Facts of Life for Teenagers (specifically Chapter 12, "Calling All Parents")
Stranger: "We placed an ad -- 'Did You Plant a Tree When Your Child Was Born?' Everyone we interviewed were strangers who responded to the ad. Their stories were wholly unknown to us until we showed up on their doorstep with a microphone."
Read about and listen to all 72 Radio Ephemera submissions.