Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

At Home: Flowering Trees Available from Arbor Day Foundation

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

At Home: Flowering Trees Available from Arbor Day Foundation

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Images of green leaves, red and orange blossoms, fresh vegetables and herbs help keep the cold winter days manageable as you wait for the ground to thaw so you can start planting. A good green thumb knows early starts in the garden or yard ensure lush, healthy plants, especially if you're planting trees.

Many people don't realize they shouldn't wait for summer. Young trees do best when they're put into the ground in spring and have ample time to establish themselves in the soil before extremes of heat or cold hit.

Practical and beautiful

Few things can be as practical and beautiful as a tree. Here are some simple reasons why:

- A mature tree can add up to $10,000 to your property value.

- Trees can reduce energy costs by providing shade to a house in the summer. …

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