Content tagged "tree planting"

What is the minimum number of trees needed in my landscape to provide energy conservation benefits?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Each yard is unique in its orientation to the summer sun, winter winds and spaces available for planting trees. In some situations, your neighbor's trees may...

How do I properly plant my trees so they will grow well?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Whether your nursery stock is bare-root, balled-and-burlapped, or container grown, the planting hole should be at least twice the width of the root ball, and...

When I plant my new tree, do I need to stake it?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

When properly planted, high-quality nursery trees should not require staking, unless severe site conditions make them vulnerable to uprooting or...

What can I do in my community to promote energy conservation with trees?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

There are many ways you can help promote energy conservation with trees in your own community. A great place to start is with your own neighborhood or...

Are there subsidies or other programs that can be used to plant trees for energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Municipalities, power companies, non-profits, and state and federal agencies may offer subsidies for tree planting in specific situations. Contact your state...

I live in an apartment. How can I help conserve energy with trees?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Living in an apartment does not preclude citizens from helping their communities conserve energy with trees. Close to home, tenants can encourage landlords...

Are there subsidies or other programs that can be used to plant trees for energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

 Some communities, businesses or state agencies may offer subsidies for tree planting in specific situations. Contact your local office of the State Forestry...

Planting Urban Trees: Maintenance Requirements

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

 Too often trees are forgotten and not maintained after being planted. A tree requires proper care, especially in the early stages of its development, to...

Tree Planting in Cities (Part 2): Site Preparation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Proper preparation of the planting site is critical to good root development. In urban areas, site preparation may require special planning because of the...

Planting Urban Trees: Social & Community Considerations

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 25, 2016

For both private and public locations, it is critical to find out the relevant zoning ordinances and other laws and policies that apply to each site. Some...

Energy Conservation & Tree Planting: Tips for Renters

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

 Living in an apartment or renting a home does not preclude citizens from helping their communities conserve energy with trees. Apartment dwellers and...

Time for Trees to Provide Energy Conservation Benefits?

It is possible to plant a tree that within a few years will provide energy conservation benefits. The length of time between planting and energy conservation...

Preparing Tree Planting Holes

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

 Proper preparation of holes for planting trees is necessary for tree growth and survival.Trees are available at plant nurseries and garden centers in...

Soil Volume and Rooting Space When Planting Trees

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

To ensure adequate stability and to allow a tree to grow to its potential size, a tree’s root system must have adequate soil volume in which to...

Selecting the Proper Tools for Urban Tree Planting

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: February 27, 2013

The proper tools for preparing the planting area depend on the size of the tree, the type of root system, the site, and the condition of the soil. The most...

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