Canopy Comments – Canopy Restoration 7 Aug
Sharon Porter from WCNA
It’s not too early to start planning to plant trees to restore canopy to our neighborhood. October is usually considered an ideal time to plant trees, giving them a chance to establish roots during the winter, in order to get through the hot months of their first year.
Consider trees native to the Edwards Plateau and resistant to oak wilt, like cedar elm, bur oak, chinquapin oak, Lacey oak, and pecan.
These trees are not considered appropriate near overhead and underground utilities.
They can be planted in full sun, but young trees will benefit from protection from sun scald and attention to watering needs during Texas summers.