and this urban forester is here to remind you that even as we anticipate the brisk fall colors and temperatures, it's not too late to get started on your fall planting plan. Fall is a great time for planting, and one of my favorite times of year to be a forester and appreciate all the hard work so many community groups engage in to beautify our neighborhoods. Planting in the fall can give your trees a little extra time to reestablish their root systems before the rush of spring growth, but it's still important to keep watering in mind for the first couple years. Additional shout-out to black-gums this time of year - those red colors will be popping soon, and I swear they're worth the wait!
When I left my urban forestry position with a city last spring, I was worried I'd miss all the special fall-planting moments . . . instead, I find we're preparing to help with multiple tree-plantings in the region, either with planting plans or in actual planting day volunteer assistance. What a privilege to be part of so many communities' tree stories, and truly help our region grow our canopy together!
The City of Florence, Kentucky, helped us kick off our tree-planting season
Do you have an underdog fall show-stopper to share? Questions about how we can help you focus more on canopy? Let me know! I'm excited to be the newest part of the Urban Canopy Works team and have the opportunity to help make the most of our forests!
Check out these tips for tree planting!