Let’s Plant A Tree In Honor Of Earth Day
With the arrival of April, we know one special day is right around the corner, Earth Day! Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and is a day that brings awareness to our environment and recognizes the need for global protection. This day is an opportunity to educate people on the importance of caring for our Earth by doing activities such as reducing and cleaning waste, using fossil fuels less, and planting trees and flowers.
The Need for Trees
You learned during your school years that trees are necessary for our survival. Just to refresh your memory, trees take in harmful carbon dioxide and emit oxygen needed for us to breathe. Trees are also a helpful resource that we use for many of the things we do and use on a daily basis: furniture in our homes and offices, the endless amounts of paper that are used and wasted each day. Countless trees are also removed to build new businesses and homes. For many years, different organizations have used Earth Day as a way to encourage people to limit paper use and plant trees. We want to encourage you to do the same. Planting even one tree can make a difference.
Tips for Planting a Tree
Many towns, cities and organizations often give away a free tree to plant in honor of Earth Day, so be sure to check to see if your community participates in some way. Whether you get a free tree or purchase one to plant, it is important to follow specific instructions to ensure the tree survives. The most important step is to select a location that will give the tree plenty of room to grow. Be sure to stay far enough away from your home and avoid any power lines. When digging the hole, be sure to allow plenty of space for the roots to grow. It is important to add enough water to the root ball and the hole for the tree. Continuing to water the tree after it has been planted is necessary for the roots to establish themselves in the ground.
If you are interested in installing an irrigation system to water your new tree and do your part for the environment to minimize your water usage, we would love to hear from you. At Challenger Irrigation, we are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties.