I began noticing in our area; not many people have enough trees planted to shade their homes. I hope this instructable will inspire you to plant a few seedlings, even if you might not receive the benefits; plant them for the next guy!
Step 1: Trees
We did a search and found which trees grow fast to produce shade for our area. Some native trees can be invasive so it is best to do the research.
My husband loves the sycamore tree. He discovered that the London planes do well here. He gathered some pods from some healthy trees and planted them last year in our holding spot.
We have had success planting from seeds. Our online research paid off.
Step 2: Supplies
Shovel or post hole diggers
Step 3: Choosing the Location for Shade
My husband turns the water on slightly and places the hose under the tree and as he is working in the yard he will move the hose to another location after an hour or so. He waters our trees once a week during the summer with great success. We plant a couple of seedlings close together in case one of the dogs damages one of them; at least the remaining tree might survive and we don't loose the growth.
Step 4: Digging the Hole
Step 5: Digging the Seedling
Step 6: Filling the Hole With Water
Step 7: Planting the Seedling
Step 8: Pack
Step 9: Watering
Step 10: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
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