Eddie faces one of his biggest challenges when, courtesy of a friend who recently moved out west, a young Ponderosa Pine ends up on his doorstep in need of a place to put down roots. After all, there aren't many places to plant a tree in Manhattan. Yet trees are an important part of the balance of nature, as we learn from Miss Toliver's lesson, and from the foresters and engineers who manage 22 million acres of national park land in the New Mexico wilderness. So, when Eddie gets a thumbs down from his building super, the policewoman on the beat, his friend Vincent and even Ranger Rex of the City Parks Department, the prospects start to look pretty bleak. Fortunately, his pal Johnny runs into a possible solution while delivering messages on his bicycle. With a little luck, some unwitting help from two city workers and the support of one of New York's most unusual radio talk show personalities, Glenda, Eddie's lonesome pine tree just might find a new home.
Carl Smith, FASE Productions