I’m delighted that we now have 16 new trees (10 different species) in our small neighborhood. These were all bare-root trees ordered and delivered by arborist Stacy Borden (The Tree Man). Bare-root trees generally cost less, are easy to plant, and grow quickly. This was the scene as neighbors gathered and Stacy began his 30-minute planting demonstration.
The following photos are a summary of Stacy’s demonstration. Click any image for a larger version, then click the left or right edge of the larger photo to go to the previous or next image.
I’m grateful to live in a tree-friendly neighborhood, and I like thinking how these trees will contribute to our community:
- add value to our properties
- moderate temperatures and decrease utility costs
- reduce storm water run-off
- encourage wildlife
My hat goes off to visionary 90-year-old Katie for planting a tree “for the neighborhood and whoever eventually buys this house.” Many thanks to Stacy Borden, who guided us through this project, and everyone who participated.