Comments on: Climate for Action: Add Some Green to Your Community and Plant Some Trees http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Modern Muslimah Fashion http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13243 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 01:30:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13243 Over here in Malaysia, most of us love having variety of plants surrounding the house. It’s beautiful scenery when you walk around the village area. Some areas have paddy field, the scenery is just breathtaking……

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By: antigonum cajan http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13242 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 00:08:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13242 I have practiced Guerrill Gardening not far from our residence. Two
trees for the environment.
ON the other hand I publish http://endemismotrasnochado.blogspot.com/ a creative horticultural
criticism blog, on all possible related issues in Puerto Rico, USA and else.
With over one hundred species identified with their botanical names
in our residence and watching what goes on daily.

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By: ForestWanderer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13241 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 16:52:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13241 Yes!

Please plant a tree.

We need modern day Johnny Appleseeds.

The more trees we have the more vibrant fall colors there will be each year.

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By: Michelle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13240 Mon, 18 May 2009 19:39:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13240 If your plants are not getting enough water in the summer and you can’t get around to watering them – you may want to purchase a water ring. I believe this website has a few sellers for water rings http://www.waterring.com/vendorlinks.html

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13239 Mon, 18 May 2009 12:18:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13239 Planting trees is a wonderful way to enhance a community, but I’ve learned an important (and sometimes expensive) lesson over the years: if you live in an area with hot summers, it’s best to plant your new trees in the autumn. Here’s why:
1. Young trees need a lot of water. In the blazing summer heat, that water evaporates faster, so the trees need even more water–this is a strain for the trees, you, and perhaps the community water system if droughts and water restrictions are a problem in your area.
2. The summer season is when the tree is most actively growing, putting out leaves, possibly flowers, increasing in height, etc. All of that demands a lot of energy, which is delivered by a healthy, well-established root system … which newly planted trees don’t have yet.

If you plant your trees in the early fall, they have the rest of the fall and winter to develop that strong healthy root system *before* they have to do any other growing. Since they are mostly dormant other than at the roots, they need less water, and winter rains can help provide it. That way, when spring comes, the trees are already well-established and ready to do some serious growing.

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By: Michelle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13238 Fri, 15 May 2009 12:48:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13238 You may want to contact the master gardening program in your county. Master gardeners are required to do some volunteer time and are very skilled in their trade.

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By: jeffrey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13237 Thu, 14 May 2009 21:47:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13237 Anyone know of Grants that communities can get to maintain trees?
Many don’t have budgets for cutting lower branches that often get hit by trucks when they stretch out into the streets. If the street trees can be thinned out they might be able to have wind pass through them and not blow them over during storms. They also need to cut the dead/dieing braches througout the tree at the proper spot at the collar so they’ll heal properly.

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By: Michelle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13236 Thu, 14 May 2009 14:27:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13236 Trees add a lot of beauty to an empty area. This sounds like a nice place to go and relax at!

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By: Michelle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13235 Thu, 14 May 2009 14:24:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13235 Great! I’d be interested in knowing what types of green changes your town is making.

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By: Lisa McVaugh http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/climate-for-action-add-some-green-to-your-community-and-plant-some-trees/#comment-13234 Wed, 13 May 2009 16:36:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=846#comment-13234 Last year I purchased some land more just for a place to go and relax. Well I couldn’t just leave 20 acres in grass so I decided to plant Pecan and English Walnut trees. So far I have planted 440 Pecan trees and only 10 English Walnut trees. I’m looking for English Walnut seeds from the North , Northeast. As I still have 15 acres to plant to trees.

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