There are few things more thrilling on a fall day than having a couple of cheerful, hunky guys show up at your house with shovels and burlap-wrapped root balls, and then proceed to sink a couple of tree seedlings in the yard in less time than it takes me to find my gardening gloves.
A huge shout out to Casey Trees of Washington, DC, and the District Department of the Environment’s RiverSmart Homes program for reducing stormwater runoff while beautifying my landscape with their amazing Shade Tree program!
These bare Charlie Brown-esque sticks might not look like much now but one day they will be towering Shagbark Hickories shading my house. Even better, they cost a mere $50 apiece, including labor. What’s not to love??
Since 2002, Casey Trees has planted 18, 971 trees and done amazing work to restore, protect, and enhance the tree canopy of DC. I encourage anyone who benefits from their work (which is say, everybody in the world), to remember Casey Trees in your year-end charitable giving. For 2015, I’m going to reduce my stormwater footprint even more by engaging RiverSmart Homes’ pervious pavers program.