Arbor Day

Bart L. Fusco, Certified Arborist #NY 0007

Registered Consulting Arborist #287

 

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Americans across the country will celebrate Arbor Day.

 

Founded by nature lovers J. Sterling Morton and his wife, Arbor Day celebrates our love for our trees. As editor of a newspaper, Mr. Morton was able to reach a wide audience of people concerned with nature.  He not only encouraged individual planters, but inspired civic groups and communities to join in. He stressed the importance of trees, shrubs, and flowers. Not only for their beauty, but because they also provided shade cleaner air and helped hold down soil where wind or erosion was a problem.

 

The very first Arbor Day was such a success that during the 1870’s, more states adopted legislation observing Arbor day. In 1882, schools across the country began celebrating with earth friendy activities and mass plantings.  Today, nearly every country has dedicated a day, or even a week, to the protection, conservation, and revival of our trees.

 

Plant!

Adding trees and shrubs to your landscape has many benefits besides shade and beauty. A properly placed tree can protect and insulate your home, the canopy providing protection from the heat caused by the sun and can also deflect the wind.

 

Maintenance!

Contact a certified arborist to do regular maintenance and inspection of your trees, keeping them healthy and safe. Seasonal pruning and nutrition are essential to the growth and efficiency of all the plant material on your property.

 

Remove, Why!

Although this seems counterintuitive on Arbor Day, removing trees can sometimes be a way to keep your property safe.  Dead and dying trees are not only unsightly, they can pose be a hazard and pose a safety risk to your home and family.  A tree can be full of leaves or needles and appear to be healthy, however if the tree is structurally stressed, it can crack and fall causing severe damage to people and property.

 

Trees filter both the air and soil, they prevent erosion, protect us from the weather and these are only some of the benefits trees and other woody plants bring us.  They continue to give back to the planet and should be celebrated.  Plantings, festivals and clean-ups are some of the eco-friendly activities that can take place during this time of celebration and renewal.

 

There are many great ways you and your family can get involved this year and maximize all nature has to offer around you!

We here at Fox have always been dedicated to helping you maintain the health, safety and appearance, of your home. Our certified arborists know exactly how to maximize the efficiency of your landscape, while allowing its natural beauty to flourish. Let our decades of experience and education work for you.

So call us for all your tree and plant care needs! We offer free estimates and are always available for emergency situations. We love your trees, and so should you! So as always

Think Trees?

THINK FOX!