What are you doing for Earth Day on April 22nd?
Our son’s birthday is the 18th, a few days before Earth Day and we were trying to think of an idea to coordinate with his birthday.
My husband, being a landscape consultant had a great idea. He suggested transplanting some Amour Maple saplings. These trees are growing in an area where they will be destroyed during an upcoming landscaping project, so we are going to rescue them.
We will transfer them into clay pots for our friends and family who are coming as birthday guests. They will in turn transplant them onto their own properties.
They will be given as gifts to each family for Earth Day.
The Amour Maple, is also known as “love” maple. When this species of tree is mature it provides four season interest in the landscape when maintained properly.
It is a tree with very low maintenance and will top out at about twenty feet, so it is suitable for any garden. It can be easily pruned to the desired size for the property.
The most familiar characteristic of the Amour Maple is its incredible, crimson to scarlett, fall foliage.
One small gesture of transplanting or rescuing a small twelve to twenty inch inconspicuous stick and turning it into a beautiful tree goes a long way to the betterment of planet Earth and our survival.