Garden Committee News: October
Good evening gardeners, The City's Sustainability Action Plan promotes increasing tree canopy across the City. While the City continues to expand tree canopy on public lands, the residents of the City are important partners in this effort. Periodically, opportunities are available for residents to receive free trees from the City to plant on their own properties.
Why plant trees? Trees save energy by reducing ambient temperatures and shading buildings.
Trees capture rainwater and increase infiltration rates, reducing storm water related flooding.
Trees make your landscaping more water-efficient.
Trees raise property values, decrease traffic speeds, and reduce crime.
Trees have been shown to reduce stress and increase creativity.
Trees, particularly native trees, provide valuable habitat for animals.
Increasing trees on residential property is an important strategy for meeting the City's goal of 28% tree canopy.
Please join us at Allen's Place - Pearl City Community Garden for two tree give away opportunities on October 16th from 3pm - 5pm (200 Ruby Street, Boca) to celebrate Boca Raton Arbor Day and Community Gardens Register in advance to reserve your trees at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/180537491497 Come learn about the newest community garden in the City of Boca Raton, the Pearl City Community Garden. Learn about the project, walk around the pollinator garden, and pick up a native or fruiting tree to add to your property.
Please feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to reserve their trees today at the above link!
Regards, The Garden Committee