Today is Arbor Day! If you are wondering what that is, according to arborday.org it is, “the annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care”. This is especially important in states such as California where more than 100 million trees died between 2010, and 2016 during the really bad drought. According to a December 2016 post from livescience.com, “the death count found that 62 million trees died this year in California, bringing the six-year total to more than 102 million”. While California is still in a drought, you can pick trees that are resistant. Here is a list of a few trees you can choose if you are in an area that does not get a lot of rain. And as for caring for your tree, please click here to learn how.
We need our trees, to help with clean air, oxygen, shade, and even growing food. Please consider growing a tree in your yard if you do not already have one. Just remember, check with the local gas, and sewer companies to make sure the roots won’t disturb the pipes. Happy planting!