The only thing that can rival Spring in Southeastern PA is the Autumn.  It’s an absolutely beautiful time of year with the trees in full color.  Ever think about enhancing the beauty of your own property with a tree?  Believe it or not, the Fall is an ideal time.

Many people believe that Fall is the end of the growing season. But in fact, Fall is an ideal time for planting trees and shrubs. Planting trees and shrubs in fall enables the root systems to grow and establish so they are better able to resist heat and drought once summer returns.

Another great reason to plant trees and shrubs in the fall is because you can pick your trees and shrubs by the fall color they produce so you can match or contrast with the reds, rusts, yellows, and greens already represented in your yard.  Some tree species that are recommended for fall planting include maple, horse chestnut, alder, ash, honey locust, crabapple, spruce, pine, sycamore, elm and many more native to PA.

So, whether you are looking to add shade in the Summer, color in the Fall, or a Winter wind break, this October is the perfect time for you to plant.