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Arbor Day tree seedling giveaway boosts the local environment

Arbor Day tree seedling giveaway boosts the local environment

Flowering dogwood, one of the trees available on April 29, have an illusion of large white flowers when in actuality, their flowers are tiny, clustered in the center and surrounded by four white bracts that reflect sunlight back onto the flowers, slightly raising their temperature and helping spread the scent that attracts pollinators.
Flowering dogwood, one of the trees available on April 29, have an illusion of large white flowers when in actuality, their flowers are tiny, clustered in the center and surrounded by four white bracts that reflect sunlight back onto the flowers, slightly raising their temperature and helping spread the scent that attracts pollinators.

Are you looking to improve the look of your yard in spring?

Herrick District Library will continue its long tradition of celebrating Arbor Day with its decades-old tradition of Giving away tree seedlingsThis year, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday April 29.

Spring is a great time to plant trees because the plants are still in dormancy and have the summer, beginning of fall, and winter to prepare them for winter in their new environment. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides guidance for novice tree-planters. A Guide to Tree and Shrub Planting available online.

Knowing the site conditions will help homeowners choose the right tree for their yard. Each species has specific tolerances and needs that must be considered before planting.

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