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Surprising ways trees affect our health

It's obvious how breathing polluted air can affect our lungs, but it's not as obvious how air quality impacts other aspects of our health.

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How to Plant a Tree

Yes, there are right and wrong ways to plant a tree. By following our best planting practices, your tree will get the best start for a long and healthy life. Watch our planting video to see best planting practices in action.

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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Events See all

Native Tree Planting


Saturday, October 9 9:00A - 1:00P

Trees grow healthy communities - help grow your urban forest! Join us to plant 290 native oak seedlings along a bike trail and adjacent to an open wetland space. Not only will these trees provide critical wildlife habitat, they will also shade the bike trail, clean the air, and make the space more beautiful for all to enjoy.

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Planting at Smythe Academy of Arts & Sciences


Saturday, October 9 9:00A - 1:00P

Join us to plant 25 trees at Smythe Academy. These trees will provide much needed shade, clean air, clean water and improved academics for the school and neighborhood - your contribution to the community through planting these trees will last for generations to come.

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