JOPLIN, Mo. – Trees are planted for many reasons, including aesthetics, wildlife habitat, shade, energy conservation, erosion reduction, and in remembrance of an event or person. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds landowners that when adding trees to your property, planning should come before planting. Before selecting and planting a tree, there are several decisions that need to be made in regards to evaluating the planting site. Planting a tree can be an event that has consequences that last a lifetime – and, in some cases, even longer. Without planning, a tree that is not suited for its planting location could develop problems in the future.
To help people learn how to plant the right trees in the right place, MDC will hold a free tree selection and planting workshop at 6:30 p.m. on March 14 at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. The facility is located at 201 Riviera Drive in Joplin.
Registration is requested, but not required. To register or to get more information, contact MDC Community Forester Jon Skinner at 417-629-3423 or Jon.Skinner@mdc.mo.gov.
Get more information on tree planting from the MDC website at mdc.mo.gov/node/5960.