May 2020 Tree Care
Look to the Trees and Plants Growing Community Over the last month, our world has gone through intense changes. Our society and environment are in strife,
provide shade and protection to a home or sidewalk, I take a lot of pride in it. I hope you, too, find solace and comfort in seeing this beautiful life take root and grow. Now more than ever, it’s important to invest in things that bring us joy and well-being. In a time when we can’t go out to see a concert, our gardens and backyards continue to be sources of beauty, peace, and connection with the natural world. As we’re homebound, the natural landscape of our homes can contribute so much to our enjoyment of life. Through great landscaping, we can connect to an experience, to treasured memories. It’s the shrub that brings someone back to their childhood summers spent swimming in the river or visiting a grandparent’s house and playing backyard games. There’s not much better than enjoying your own backyard, and the right trees and plants will create an environment you can call home. As we’re homebound, our gardens
and we are all figuring out how to cope with new routines and norms.
and backyards also provide a source of activity and exercise. Take a little time each day to care for some of your plants or do a little weeding; it will be an easy way to get some movement in. During this time, let’s do what we can to be there for one another. Call a friend to say hello and donate to a local business that can’t operate right now. By finding ways to help one another out, we’ll all come out of this stronger. As we go through this, know that we’re here for you! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Give us a call at (860) 888-8472, and I’ll be happy to talk to you.
In times like these, I find solace in the natural world. Despite everything, the trees still blossom. Flowers still bloom. Our gardens grow, the grass gets longer, and the natural world offers beauty and perspective. Living in Connecticut for more than 30 years, I’ve cultivated a deep appreciation for the natural world and a deep understanding of the organisms that inhabit it. Among the trees and shrubs is where I’m happiest. Now more than ever, I’m turning to this constant: the flora that adds color to our environment and gives us something to depend
on each spring, even when everything else is uncertain.
Sometimes I drive by the trees in our town, and I’m just awestruck by how beautiful they are. When I see a tree that I’ve planted begin to
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