Trees take a long time to become established. How can I know the future or "feel good" about what I do now?

Trees for Energy Conservation April 27, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF


"Tree time" is slower than most of us have the patience for, yet if you've enjoyed the cool shade, beautiful fall color, or wind-breaking gift of a tree, you most likely have someone else to thank. Consider this when taking care of your newly planted tree or when deciding whether or not to plant. 

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”Chinese Proverb


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.