Stein Tree Service’s team is passionate about trees and proper tree care, so naturally we encourage all residents to embrace Arbor Day. Arbor Day is the last Friday in April for both Delaware and Pennsylvania. In most states, this is the case, but some states choose to celebrate on a day more in keeping with the best time of year to plant trees in their areas. This year, Pennsylvania and Delaware will recognize the occasion on April 26. Local activities are also taking place on Saturday this year.
For example, on April 27, both the Montgomery Township and Springfield Township in Pennsylvania are holding celebrations and giving away free trees. At the Springfield Township event, leaders will hold a discussion about the spotted lanternfly after a tree planting ceremony.
ArborDay.org has a list of ideas for those who want to celebrate Arbor Day, including:
- Plant a tree (or multiple trees!)
- Read a book about trees
- Hold an Arbor Day Party for the community
- Organize a tree identification hike
- Volunteer with a local tree-planting organization
- Choose a public park or public area for a group clean-up
Tree Care Tips: Good Tree Care is Good Earth Care
J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day as a National Celebration, was quoted as saying, “Each generation takes the earth as trustees.” Certified arborists, tree aficionados, and other tree care specialists have the same view. Taking care of the trees is good for the earth, and is also good for our enjoyment and well-being. Below are some general tree care tips that will help the trees in your landscape thrive.
- Choose a tree that is native to your area. Trees that are native will be more likely to survive in your landscape. In addition, you prevent harmful effects that non-native trees can sometimes have on the environment.
- Plant the tree properly. Start a new tree off right with proper soil, sufficient planting space, and fertilization.
- Provide the correct amount of water. Too much water can be as bad as too little. Make sure you know the optimal watering techniques for new and established trees.
- Get regular inspections to prevent or treat tree infection or pest infestation. Sometimes a tree may be struggling without overt signs. Insect infestation looks different, depending on the season, but a certified arborist will know what to look for.
- Trim and prune as needed to remove dead or diseased branches. If trees have dead or dying branches, removing them will allow the rest of the tree to thrive. Trimming and pruning can also prevent damage caused by breaking branches falling from the tree.
Contact Stein Tree Service for Tree Care Information and Services On Arbor Day and All Year
The team at Stein Tree Service is passionate about trees on Arbor Day, just as we are every other day of the year. We offer Pennsylvania and Delaware homeowners and businesses professional and reasonable tree care services. For a free consultation, contact us today.