Halloween magic in the urban forest

As Halloween approaches and many people are dressing up their homes with spiderwebs, skeletons and tombstones, it’s a great time to dress up your yard for spring (yes, spring!) by planting trees and shrubs. Planting a tree in the fall, late September to mid-November, will give your trees a head-start for the coming season. Once the new tree has dropped its leaves, it begins to develop roots until the first freeze. These roots will help the tree leaf-out in a healthy way next spring!