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Tree Planting Tips

Plant selection: Pick native plants! To be considered a native plant, it needs to be a species that occurred naturally in our region without human introduction. These are plants that have existed in our area for hundreds of years prior to human settlement. Native plants require little care and maintenance, so planting natives can save you time and money. Native plants do not require fertilizers and offer great benefits such as drought, disease, and pest tolerance. Native plants also offer wildlife benefits including providing essential nutrients to our wildlife, especially pollinators, like hummingbirds and butterflies. To learn more about native plants, visit

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