“Blessed is the society in which old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.” — ancient Greek proverb

Trees are very good for the environment, useful for shade, pretty to look at, and long-lived. If you agree that all of these things are true, then an important question arises: How do you plant a tree?

— Al Call is a retired WSU/Skagit County master gardener. Questions about home gardening or becoming a master gardener, may be directed to: WSU Extension Office, 11768 Westar Lane, Suite A, Burlington, WA 98233; by phone: 360-428-4270; or via the website: www.skagit.wsu.edu/mg.

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