Plant a Fruit Tree for Earth Day

Plant a Fruit Tree for Earth Day

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Plant a Fruit Tree for Earth Day

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You may be thinking of planting a tree in honor of Earth Day, April 22. Trees are a positive life force for our environment. They improve our air quality by filtering harmful dust and pullutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide from the air we breathe, and trees give off oxygen that we need to breathe.

Check out our article, 12 Ways to Green Up Your Kitchen.

If you are thinking about planting a tree this spring, why not make it a tree that someday soon could put fruit on your cereal or top your favorite ice cream?

Planting a peach tree could be pretty sweet.

Fresh peaches provide antioxidant vitamins A and C, in addition to potassium and fiber. They’re superb for fresh eating, and delectable with ice cream, and in pies, cobblers and shortcake. !(border left)/files/0000/5537/Earth_Day_17_thumb.jpg!Our recipe for Peach and Blueberry Shortcake offers a prime example.

The best opportunity for success in growing peaches in a home setting will result by selecting trees with the right type of “cultivars” for the climate in your region. You’ll want to select bud-hardy cultivars, and will need to protect the blooms from late-spring frosts, and to manage insects and diseases. Consult your local nursery for complete information and guidance.

Good luck and happy Earth Day.

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