Autumn is For Planting!

Post date: Oct 03, 2011 1:24:5 AM

Autumn is for Planting!

Get $10 Coupon for Every Tree You Plant in Your Yard

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Autumn is an ideal time to plant a tree; in fact many people think it's the best time for tree planting! Homeowners can get $10 coupon for every tree planted in their yards through the Growing Home program. The $10 Growing Home Tree coupon and information about selecting, planting, and caring for trees is available at and in Growing Home brochures available at all libraries, recreation and parks facilities, and senior centers. More than four-dozen area garden centers and nurseries are accepting the $10 coupon on tree purchases. Why plant a tree in autumn? Since the weather is cooler, it's more enjoyable working outdoors! A tree planted in autumn benefits because the soil is warm (good for root growth) and is able to retain moisture better than during the hot days of summer. Plant your tree by mid-November and be ready for robust growth in the spring! The Growing Home Campaign is an innovative public-private partnership to increase the tree canopy in our region by offering homeowners comprehensive education about planting trees and a cash incentive.

Growing Home partners include Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, local retail nurseries and garden centers, and area homeowners. Growing Home is made possible in part with support from the Chesapeake Bay Program.

More InformationFor more information call Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection & Sustainability at 410-887-4488.