The benefits of trees have been proven to impact residents in a multitude of ways. A healthy tree canopy means clean air, fresh water, stormwater mitigation, cooler temperatures, enhanced physical and mental health, as well as natural beauty.

River Birch, betula nigra – A deciduous, fast growing native trees that grows in full sun to partial shade and tolerates moist and wet soils. At full maturity, it can between 40′-60′ tall and 20′-30′ feet wide.

Virginia Pine, pinus virginiana – An evergreen, native tree that grows in full sun to partial shade and adapts to a variety of soil conditions. At full maturity, it can reach up to 50′ tall and between 15′-30′ wide.

Seedling planting instructions:

  • Plant your seedling immediately, either in the ground or in a pot. Do not allow the roots to dry out. If you’re planting in a pot or container, be sure the vessel has drainage holes.
  • Dig a hole to accommodate the size of the roots.
  • Plant the seedling with the root collar at ground surface.
  • Partially fill the hole, firming the soil around the lower roots.
  • Do not add soil amendments, fertilizer, or chemicals on your new tree.
  • Add the remaining soil. It should be firmly but not tightly packed.
  • Give the seedling plenty of water.
  • Spread mulch 2-inches deep in a 2-foot diameter around the seedling, but not touching the trunk.
  • Enjoy your new tree!

Ideas on how to reuse the seedling bag…

  • Use them as produce bags at the grocery store
  • Store dirty shoes in them when traveling
  • Take the bags when walking your pup to pick up dog waste
  • Store wet umbrellas in them
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