Tree Planting Tips

A while ago I asked, “What’s wrong with this picture of two women planting a tree?”

The tree planting is part of an Odwalla promotion. Odwalla is donating $1 per click toward the purchase of trees for planting in a state parks in one of eleven states (including California). I’d like to see them expand their horizons, still it’s a noble effort.

However, if the trees are planted as shown in the picture I would guess that no trees will survive a year.

Why? Because, they’re planting in dry soil on a warm day. Seedlings like cool and moist. A drizzly day in early spring with snow still in places is nearly ideal.

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