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Nationally renowned garden expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moments radio segments. Melinda shares “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative! On this page, Melinda shares some more extensive garden tips, which expand on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments.
New tips are added throughout each month, providing timely step-by-step tips on what you need to do next in your garden! Visit Melinda’s website www.melindamyers.com for more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and answers to your questions.
Value of Trees
by Melinda Myers,posted Sep 19 2012 4:00AM
Plant a tree and improve your mood, save money and improve the environment.
Many of us have fond memories of climbing up the branches of or picnicking beneath a tree. Or feeling the calming effect of viewing a natural tree filled vista as we leave the city or rush hour traffic.
Trees also improve the environment. One tree can remove up to 26 pounds of CO2 from the air. That’s equivalent to car emissions produced when driving 11,000 miles. And that beautiful vista of trees? An acre of trees can produce enough oxygen to support 18 people, remove dust, particulates, and pollutants and reduce storm water runoff.
Consider planting trees on the east and west side of your house to conserve energy. Or create a windbreak of evergreens. Properly placed trees can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 30%.
A bit more information: No room to plant trees? Then support your local parks and municipalities with tree planting programs. Community efforts help improve the environment for all residents, while increasing the value of your property.
If you ever get a chance to see Milwaukee from the water...do it! I don't know what it is about the water but everything looks beautiful when you're on the water. I took these over the weekend and just looking at them calms me. We have a beautiful city enjoy it and enjoy what's left of summer:)