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Updated: Nov 15, 2019

Written by Robin Macy

Industry Expert Arboriculturist



Best time to plant a tree?

Ten years ago.

Next best time?

Today! So don’t delay.

Trees are natural air-conditioners. A mature landscape is often 5 degrees cooler in the summer (and five degrees warmer during the coldest winter days.) Studies show that being under a dense tree canopy slows the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes brain waves. Trees produce oxygen enhancing a community’s respiratory health. Access to trees and parks promotes greater physical activity, reduces stress and even helps lower crime rates. Trees absorb sound and pollution; therefore, they directly contribute to cleaner air and less noise. Homes built on tree-lined streets are often 25% more valuable. The best time of year to plant trees is when it actually starts to feel like Fall. As long as the hot days of summer are over, and the ground isn't frozen yet, then you can still plant trees. You are the creator of your own destiny! Beautify your homestead and plant a tree today. You will reap the benefits if you ever decide to sell your nest on the ground.

Come visit Bartlett Arboretum, home to 9 State Champion trees, blushing brides and sweeping Kodak moments due to a 109 year-old breath-taking backdrop. Now honorably listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the arboretum plays host to a few unique collections: redbud, magnolia, cypress, Japanese Maple and dogwood.

Bartlett Arboretum is a Sunday drive for the soul.

For more information about this paradise and our Tree House Concert series please visit us online:

Robin Macy


Bartlett Arboretum

Est. 1910

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