Florida celebrates Arbor Day every January as well as every April 26th.
Cool days of winter are perfect.
Celebrate “Arbor Day Florida” today by planting a tree. *Or not? It’s usually a great time to plant trees that are in a dormant stage. ⚠️ (*I’d wait until after the freeze we are expecting Sunday here in the southeast.)
“What types of trees are dormant in Florida?” “What type of tree grows in Florida?”
If you take a look around your neighborhood, take note of trees that have lost their leaves! If you aren’t sure what kinds of trees they are, pick up a few leaves. Take a photo of height and placement for reference.
Trees aren’t just for oxygenation, erosion, wildlife, etc, but for cost savings if you’re a homeowner.
Planting the right tree in the correct place can cut your cooling costs in half. Florida sun can be scorching and relentless on the hottest summer days. Save your interior carpet, furniture, curtains from fading, or “disintegrating” all together!
The hottest time of day for the “rays” to be most intense is around 4 pm at my home. The sun setting in the west doesn’t loose much punch on the way down. Hot as 2 o’clock noon if not hotter. An aluminum awning had to be put over the window immediately after building the home. Took some time for trees to be tall enough to be effective.
Electric bills too high? Plant a 🌳. See you in April!
See our photos of our tree planting projects or get advice from our community at DeltonaGardenClub.com