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Time to Plant Trees! City of Austin and SA CPS might help!

By Bryan Hutzler - Last updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sarah and John finished planting a new Maple.

Sarah and John finished planting a new Maple.

Now is the time to plant your trees whether apple or Bigtooth Maple.  Trees are best planted when the tree is still dormant and there is some moisture in the soil.  This allows time for the roots to start developing before leaves appear at the tops of the trees.  For Texas, this usually means February or March.  Trees can break dormancy in Texas early if we get warm weather early.

The number of nurseries that carry the Bigtooth Maples from Love Creek Orchards has increased in the last few years.  Ask your local nursery about the Bigtooth or come out to the Apple Store for a scenic drive to buy your trees.  Stay for lunch!  Our Patio Café is listed as one of the “40 Best Small Town Cafes in Texas” by Texas Monthly Magazine!

To help cover the costs of your trees, San Antonio and Austin offer grant and rebate programs for trees which qualify.  Both programs include the Bigtooth Maple!  These programs have an expiration date, so get your applications and purchases in soon.

Austin Urban Forest Grant

San Antonio CPS Energy Green Shade Tree Rebate

 

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