Plant A Tree For Earth Day!

Plant A Tree For Earth Day!

By Felipe Benavides on April, 19 2018
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Felipe Benavides

Felipe has been working in the Nursery and Garden center for many years and bring extensive knowledge to trees, plants, and landscape design.

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Give a helping hand to earth, plant more trees! Earth Day is a reminder that our blue planet is vulnerable and that we can do some things to make it a healthier place. Since April 22, 1970, people all over the world have celebrated Earth Day to raise awareness of global environmental issues. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we celebrate and practice Earth Day, every day. We make it easy for everyone to celebrate Earth Day. We grow and plant trees that can have a positive effect on our environment!


Help our Environment by Planting More Trees


We know that trees can help the environment. Trees act as the lungs of our planet. We can thank trees for creating the air we breathe and filtering air pollution. There is no doubt about it. Planting more trees is one of the best things we can do for our local environment, and for our planet, too. If we want to improve our quality of life, we should plant more trees!

  • Trees improve our air quality and produce oxygen. Trees store carbon, which can counteract the harmful byproducts of fossil-fuel burning. Fossil-fuel burning is terrible for our health, too
  • Trees can clean the air. They clean the air by trapping dust, pollen, and other pollutants.
  • Trees can moderate the effects of the sun and wind.
  • Proper placement of trees around homes and buildings can greatly reduce air-conditioning costs. Reducing air-conditioning use means we use less Freon. Freon is notorious for its damaging effect on the ozone layer.
  • Trees can increase property value!
  • Trees provide shelter and food for wildlife.
  • Hug a tree, it will make you feel good!
  • The sight of a landscape full of trees can calm us down. Trees may be able to help lower heart rates and can also reduce stress levels.
  • Trees are excellent shade providers!


Let Our Professionals Plant the Trees


At Moon Valley Nurseries, we celebrate Earth Day, every day. We plant trees, and make people’s lives better with trees every single day! Our trees thrive in California because we custom-grow them in our local climate. The fact that we can professionally plant the best trees on earth for you is the icing on the cake! Below are some perfect trees to plant for Earth Day, and beyond! Plant more trees and keep our planet and California healthy and beautiful!

AZ-Ash-in-Landscape-650x650-MVNArizona Ash: This is an ideal shade tree for Southern California properties! This deciduous tree is seedless and can withstand hot and dry conditions. We like to plant them for a wide range of landscape applications. Provide a comfortable spot from the heat. A specimen size tree can provide a natural umbrella of shade! Reduce the temperatures in your house with proper planting. Lowering temperatures inside your home reduces the number of times you need to turn on the air-conditioner. Less use of the AC makes our planet happy! As a bonus, Arizona Ash allows the warmth of the sun to hit your home in the winter.



Berrinda-AshBerrinda Ash: This tree can grow into a near-perfect shape to add instant curb appeal and improve the look of any landscape. The extreme weather conditions of the summer and winter months have got nothing on Berrinda Ash. Once the heat turns up, you will want to have this tree in your yard  – it can provide dense cooling shade! Plus, it is a seedless variety with little maintenance required. It puts on a show in the fall when the small, dark-green leaves turn to a vibrant gold or bright yellow color.




Chinese ElmChinese Elm ‘True Green’: A specimen size Chinese Elm tree can bring maximum shade coverage to your yard! Its wide, umbrella-shaped canopy provides a massive amount of shade and a peaceful, restful spot to enjoy Earth Day. In California, we can plant the ‘True Green’ strain in any situation. They feature small, deep green leaves and an upright, rounded growth habit that looks great anywhere. We like to plant this tree to create an idyllic picnic spot for every day of the year. They thrive in full sun and can handle the heat!




specimen tipu treesTipu: Enjoy this fast-growing, colorful shade tree! Tipuana tipu trees are capable of providing plenty of shade, and we like to plant them for all kinds of landscape applications. Everyone loves their feathery, bright bluish-green foliage. The fissured bark texture add to its striking good looks. When the coat of golden blooms appears in spring, you cannot help but admire the glorious view. Plant them anywhere, and they are sure to attract all the right attention! We can grow Tipu trees throughout Southern California, so if you are looking for shade trees, the search ends here!




indian_laurel_arizonaIndian Laurel: Homeowners in Southern California have been singing the praises of Indian Laurel for years! It is easy to see why. These evergreen beauties can add instant shade, privacy, and beauty! We like to use them for privacy, where they can block unwanted views in style. Its wide-spreading canopy provides the perfect spot to find some relief when it is hot and sunny outside. If you live near busy streets, we can use them as a natural sound barrier, too. Properly planting them around a home can reduce temperatures inside the house, ask us how!

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