Why We Celebrate Trees

April 26, 2013

Today is Arbor Day, a special day set aside to encourage the planting and proper care of trees. And Water – Use It Wisely is celebrating, because trees can help save water.

How you ask?

A tree can not only add some visual interest to your landscape, but when placed strategically in your yard, its shade can reduce energy use in your home by up to 40%. And saving energy can save water, as the electrical power industry is one of the biggest consumers of water for cooling and other processes.

Up for a tree-planting project this weekend in celebration of Arbor Day? Click here for some fun design and tree placement tips. Find another great resource for actual planting tips for your new tree, here.

Here is some more Arbor Day inspiration from the Arizona Nursery Association. Happy Planting!