Earth Day has arrived! People around the world are thinking about how to protect our Earth which is suffering in many ways. Trees are very important to our health. Planting them, caring for them, will clean the air, and cool our neighborhoods. There are more reasons for planting trees, but today I am thinking about the way Greening Greenfield is helping our town, our neighborhood, by planting trees.
When we bought our house 6 years ago there were no trees in the back yard. Right away we made a raised bed (this backyard is VERY wet) and planted two River Birches – we needed trees that could enjoy the rains. We have planted other large shrubs – and fortunately the house came with two trees in front of the house, A large sycamore grows on the hellstrip, and a lilac tree (and this is a TREE) with delicious fragrance in the spring.
We have done what is possible around our house, although the backyard is filled with roses, flowers and some pretty large shrubs like the viburnums and the red, and yellow twig dogwoods.
In a few days we will be joining the Greening Greenfield crew (lots of people who know how important trees are) to celebrate Earth Day. We will be planting redbud trees as well as other kinds of tree on Allen Street. We planted a beautiful redbud tree with golden leaves in our garden, and are eager to plant more beautiful redbuds on Allen Street.
What will you be doing for our Earth?