24 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

New Tree for Cheltenham

Earth Day with Sweetbay Magnolia

Thanks to a donation by Primex Garden Center, a group of us honored Earth Day by planting in Cheltenham a new native Sweetbay Magnolia.  In addition to spring flowers and fall berries for the birds, this tree will offer our community purer air and storm water management assistance.  It will fight erosion and help cool us in the summer (estimates by the US Dept of Agriculture put a young tree’s equivalent to 10 room-sized air conditioners running 20 hours per day).

Thanks also to Cheltenham’s Dept of Parks and Recreation and to families from Glenside United Church of Christ for collaborating with me in carrying out this project.

(Photo credit: Rebecca Kelley)

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