How to Select and Plant Native Trees for Your Home Landscape

Planting a tree is one of the most significant things that homeowners do in their yards. The size, longevity, and immobility of trees create a dominant visual presence for generations and impact the nutrients, light, and moisture available to all other plants and organisms in their environs. This class provides an overview of tree biology and the roles of trees in natural ecosystems, then focus on how to select native trees of different sizes suitable for your site conditions that also meet your aesthetic goals and support the local ecosystem. In addition, we will review how to properly plant and mulch trees and to create supportive understory plant communities and “soft landings.”

More links and presentation to come in September 2022!