~ Trees supply the oxygen in the air we need to breath.
~ Trees keep our air supply fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide.
~ Trees lower air temperatures by evaporating water in their leaves.
~ Trees cut down noise pollution by acting as sound barriers.
~ Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
~ Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.
~ Choose a tree that won't grow too big for the spot and that has never been "headed" in the nursery.
~ Place the crown 1 1/2" above soil level, add mulch 4" deep and 2" away from the trunk and spread white latex paint on the trunk to avoid sun scalding.
~ Apply water each week to soak the ground during dry spells, stake the tree no longer than a year, and conduct proper pruning and weed control with no line trimmers.