On Monday, Nov. 2, the winds were blowing strong. Perhaps Harvard Square’s windiest place is near the soaring, white, smooth-finished William James Hall. Sparrows shelter in the bushes skirting the 15-story structure that was designed by the architect of the World Trade Center towers. Against the wind, two workers plant trees on Kirkland Street. Water from a 5-gallon bottle is poured into the green Tyvek collar around the tree trunk. Greening urban landscapes today, we prepare for our future. Come what may, we’ll be sheltered and comforted by trees. American pragmatism lives.