Happy Arbor Day, everyone!
So, if you didn’t know, the traditional way to celebrate National Arbor Day – a civic holiday that has been observed in the U.S. since 1872 – is to plant a tree, and we realized that some people may have questions about what kinds of trees to plant or where to plant them. Naturally, one is dependent upon the other and so we’ll describe some popular options accordingly and organize them by the available space needed.Trees for Small Spaces
Don’t despair, city folk! You, too, can plant a tree – legally. We know some eco-warriors like to sneak into parks and go on guerilla planting missions and, while the goal is admirable, park space must be managed and that sapling could end up being a saboteur. So, let’s look at some other options.1. Citrus Trees
These are the ultimate in tree economy. The Meyer Lemon Tree and Dwarf Tahitian lime tree are both great examples of trees you can plant and keep in your home – no yard or particular climate necessary!2. ‘Small’ Trees
“Small” is a relative term, but if you do have a bit of a yard with a little room there are several options for what you can plant. Popular choices include crabapples, dogwoods, redbuds and Japanese magnolias. The bonus is that these are very colorful bloomers that can grow in most climates.Trees for Big Spaces
Now, if you’ve got the room, you know what they say – the sky’s the limit. And, when it comes to planting trees no truer words have been spoken. Obviously, with limitless space come nearly limitless options, so we’ve chosen just two types/categories.1. Conifers
Conifers are hardy, often have quick starts and can grow in nearly any climate, all of which make this a popular Arbor Day choice. Plus, there are several different kinds, from spruces and firs to pines and cedars.2. Oaks
Red and white oaks are beautiful trees and can grow anywhere in the continental U.S. There are several different varieties among these types, and if you’re following the letter of tradition then these are the trees to plant because the National Arbor Day Foundation has selected it as America’s national tree.ATGStores.com
wishes you a Happy Arbor Day and hopes you get a little time this weekend to enjoy some leafy company.