Its NEW. Its about TIME, and its all about
Keeping America Beautiful!
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County volunteers planting oak seedlings
|250 year old oak tree supporting habitat |
for people, animals, birds and insects
SO MUCH MORE PLANTING TO DO...
National Planting Day September 8th
begins the season for Fall planting.
Get Growing America! Keep America Beautiful is proud to host the first ever National Planting Day on September 8, 2012!
National Planting Day celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. With a national focus on September 8 and activities happening throughout the Fall, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, its affiliates and its partners are mobilizing Americans to plant native species of trees, flowers, and plants.
Why Plant this Fall?
"Fall is for Planting because...its the only planting season left!"
Fall is for Planting also because...
- planting is a little more flexible
- plenty of time to soak them in -
-plenty of time to get mulch on to hold in moisture for the winter
- weed growth is slowing down
- fewer hot and shorter days means slower respiration as the leaves senesce
- early Fall planting leaves time for trees to settle in, many begin root growth after getting established on the new site
Planting With a Purpose
Knowing when, what, where, and how to plant is essential to a tree's life span. And if you want trees in your client's and resident's yards to be assets that continually appreciate in value, there are important tips from ---the International Society of Arboriculture Trees Are Good website--- to keep in mind before, during, and after planting a tree.
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