Speak for the Trees! – ELY088

2020-04-29T17:48:13-04:00By |Easy Living Yards Podcast, Ecological Landscaping, Living with Purpose, Low Maintenance Landscaping, Native Landscaping|

I Speak for the trees!  – Show Notes

Today we talk about these amazing creatures that live longer than humans and are way more numerous than humans.  Trees!  Trees are amazing creatures, and they need our help.  YOUR help!  Here are things you can do for the trees and why it matters today more than ever.  EV-ER.

Today’s links: ely.how/episode88

ELY 029 – Best Landscape Trees 2018 Edition

2020-07-29T17:28:28-04:00By |Easy Living Yards Podcast, Low Maintenance Landscaping, Low Maintenance Plants, Native Landscaping|

Best Landscape Trees – Show Notes

Today, we talk about my favorite landscape trees across the US

Let’s jump right in!

Red Maple – Acer rubrum

  • 40-60’ tall, 30-50’ wide
  • Zones 3-9
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Medium to wet soils
  • Majestic form
  • Bright fall color
    • Red
    • Orange
    • Yellow
  • Early spring flower buds – deep red
  • Tolerates wide range of conditions
  • “helicopters” – favorite for kids
    • Technical term is a samara
    • Synonyms: key, wingnut, helicopter, whirlybird, whirligig, […]
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