The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now. – Chinese proverb
Spring is the ideal time to introduce new trees into your home environment. The gentle warmth of sunny spring days encourages the roots to spread out and grow while spring rains bring needed moisture. By planting in spring, new trees have several months to establish strong roots before the mercury plummets and winter returns.
Trees provide spring flowers, cooling shade in summer, a brilliant splash of bold color in autumn and visual interest in winter. Trees can be used to hide an unsightly view, planted as a windbreak to reduce cold winds and lower heating bills, to define property boundaries, provide essential shelter and food for wildlife, control erosion in unstable soil, and help reduce carbon in the earth’s atmosphere.