"Growing trees is as much an art as it is a science." - Becky Thomas
"When you plant a tree, you plant a legacy," - Pepper Provanzano
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Check out this link to the ANLA’s Arbor-cacy campaign this week to move forward the HR 4509 SBA Tree Planting Program bill on Capitol Hill. The video explains what’s going on & how you can help get this bill through Congress in your community. The last time this bill was in affect in the 90’s over 23 millions trees were planted by local small businesses on main streets, city parks, & communities across America. It stands a good chance of being passed again so please contact your Senators & Representatives & ask them to support HR 4509. Call me if you have any questions. Thanks!

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I (Becky) am heading to Washington, DC on Saturday to attend the Alliance for Community Trees Green Infrastructure Summit over Earth Day. We will be lobbying for green legislation as it pertains to the green industry & other small businesses across the US. Any messages you would like me to deliver to Washington while I have their ears? Give me a call with your ideas & suggestions.

We finished tree planting in 2 days this year. The ground worked up great & the weather cooperated beautifully.  We even got an inch of rain a few days later to get them soaked in good.  The liners this year looked great & we were very happy with the quality of the trees.  Some new trees we planted this year from J. Frank Schmidt Nursery were Street Keeper Honeylocust, Mountian Sentinel Aspen, Urban Pinnalce Oak, & Crimson Sunset Maple.  We also switched our crab production to all Sprout Free understock from Carlton Plants.

Here is a picture of our kids chipping in over their spring break to help us get everything planted.