You're Probably Planting Trees Wrong

How to Do it Responsibly  This Arbor Day

Take your local biome  into account.

“You need to have the right tree in the right place,” says conservationist Dr. Douglas Tallamy. “That means you have to appreciate what biome you live in.”

Plant a tree that will contribute to its ecosystem.

Making sure that at least 70 percent of the trees and plants in your yard are contributors—meaning, they provide food for insects and animals—will help keep your local biome in good health.

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