Many of my childhood memories involve trees. My best friend loved to climb, and, though I was no fan of heights, I would follow her up – at least a little ways. We climbed the tree in my back yard, one near our elementary school, and our favorite in the middle of our local trails. These trees were a place for secrets, serious conversations, and where our imaginations could soar as high as the branches.

Trees are not only essential for our life on this planet – providing shade, creating oxygen, absorbing dust and pollutants, fighting soil erosion, recharging groundwater supplies – but trees feed our spiritual and mental health. For anyone who has climbed a tree or spent time in a forest, you know how much of a friend a tree can be.

If you are hoping to plant a tree or trees on your property to create your own friends and memories, there are many things to take into consideration, and there is no better place to go for advice than the Arbor Day Foundation. They cover almost every conceivable tree-related topic in much greater detail and with better authority than I could, and one of the sections of their website helps you choose the right tree for your property. If you are looking for a place to purchase a tree, you can do so straight from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Once you have your tree, you want it to flourish. The Arbor Day Foundation provides advice on how to care for your trees. Mulch is beneficial for newly planted trees as it insulates the soil, retains water, and reduces lawn mower damage. You also want to make sure you are watering your tree properly and pruning at the right time. In addition, you will want to use Dr. Connie’s Natural Solutions Fruit & Shade Tree product to help strengthen and maintain your trees.

This product is made with 100% natural ingredients, and you’ll see an increase in flowering and fruit production while developing stronger roots in your trees. This is easy to add to your tree maintenance routine as you simply dissolve 2 teaspoons of the mixture into 3 gallons of water per tree once a month throughout the growing season. This natural solution is not only good for your trees, but is beneficial for the environment as well as it does not involve any harmful chemicals. This is not only for newly planted trees, but can be used with well-established trees – helping you keep all your trees healthy so you and your family can make memories with your trees for many years to come.