After 30 years as founder and president of Trees for Life, Balbir Mathur has announced he will retire on December 10, 2014—his 79th birthday.
The announcement of Balbir’s retirement was featured in this story by award-winning anchorman Larry Hatteberg on KAKE News in Kansas.
Trees for Life gives apple farmer, 89, a chance to sow good will.
Kansas Man Sows Seeds of Dream
By WILLIAM ROBBINS
Special to The New York Times
WICHITA, Kan. -- From an unusual base, Balbir Mathur, an unusual Kansan, will set off for India Monday to continue his pursuit of a goal that seems to him altogether reasonable. He wants to help reforest the world and help feed its hungry.