Earth day is right around the corner! Monday, April 22nd will be a day for everyone to take time to appreciate our wonderful and unique planet. Want to really do your part to show some support? Now that it is spring, it is the perfect time of year to plant a new tree. Our Earth can’t get enough trees, and planting one on your property will reap you infinite benefits as well!
Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about Earth day, as well as, some tips for planting a new tree!
The History and Meaning Behind Earth Day
Earth day was first created back in 1970 for the purpose of celebrating our planet’s environment and Eco-systems, as well as, to support overall environmental protection, preservation, and consciousness. It is an annual event that falls on the same April 22nd of every year, and ensues with a wide range of happenings, celebrations, fundraisers, awareness programs, and more all across the globe. Today, more than 193 countries participate in Earth day celebrations, all of which are harmonized worldwide by the Earth Day Network.
Tree Planting Tips
Although you can show your support of Earth day by recycling, picking up litter, carpooling, using less water, making donations to environmental preservation initiatives, volunteering, and much more, a long-term achievement you can be proud of is planting a tree! Below are some helpful tips for tree planting that you can use and pass onto others.
🧭 Choose the Right Location
A tree needs the proper amounts of sunlight and water, as well as suitable soil conditions and space to grow. Be sure all of these needs are met in the area you plan to plant your tree. Refer to nursery instructions for help.
🗺 Adhere to the U.S. Hardiness Zone Map
You wouldn’t have much success planting a cactus or palm tree in your front yard. Be sure to check the U.S. Hardiness Zone map for the proper species to plant in Indiana. Read our blog, “What is the USDA Hardiness Zone for Indiana?” to learn more.
🕳 Dig a Good Hole
When digging a hole for your new tree, be sure it is at least five times larger than the tree’s root ball. This will ensure there is plenty of space for the roots to breathe and grow. One of the most common reasons why newly-planted trees fail is due to planting them too deep.
☙ Use Proper Mulching Practices
Once you have placed your tree into the hole, refill it using the original soil. Then, apply 2 to 4 inches of a quality mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and add valuable organic matter to the soil. Keep it at least 6 inches away from the trunk.
Call a Fishers Tree Care Company for Help
Call 317-537-9770 for professional tree service in Fishers, Indiana. We provide residential and commercial tree service, including tree trimming, tree pruning, tree removal, stump grinding, lot clearing, underbrush removal, and much more. Request an estimate, today.