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Cypress Homes Tree Seedling Program


TREE SEEDLING SIGNUP

At Cypress Homes, we care deeply about our customers and their homes, as well as the communities in which we build those homes.  We are always looking for ways to give back and improve our local area.  So to mark the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day (4/29) Cypress is creating a tree-seedling program within our own community. 

 

 

 

Teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation's Bare-Root Tree program, Cypress will receive seedlings shipped in a dormant state, and will then coordinate the distribution of these seedlings to our customers, friends, and anyone else looking to plant and care for a new tree.  There will then be directions given on how to properly plant your seedling within the few days following that pickup at our office. 

 

 

 


HOW TO PLANT YOUR SEEDLING

Our scheduled date for tree pickup is Friday May 20th, 2022 at our design center at 1230 W College Avenue.   We'll have someone on staff to hand out the tree and point you in the right direction regarding care for your new seedling. You'll find the Right Tree in the Right Place tool that the Arbor Day Foundation has created to be helpful in determining where to plant your seedling on your property. 

Cypress will be receiving the following types of seedlings; Silver Maple, Colorado Blue Spruce, and White Dogwood species (with adult corresponding pictures below).  

White Dogwood, Silver Maple and Colorado Blue Spruce Trees (Adult: Left to Right)

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Dependent on demand, you may be able to receive multiple seedlings. 

If you have any additional questions about your bare root-tree, please call Arbor Day Foundation  Member Services toll-free at 888-448-7337 from 8am-7pm CST. 


HOW TO care for YOUR TREE

The Arbor Day foundation has laid out a robust handling and instruction kit to help ensure your seedling is properly planted.   Watch the video below, with some of these important instructions include: 

  • Soaking roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting, carefully untangling the roots.
  • Digging a hole that seems wider than necessary, about 18" wide.  
    • You can also keep tree in a pot and transplant when it grows a little bit.  Transplant during dormant season.
    • If planting directly in ground, protecting w/ a fence or barrier is encouraged.
  • Plant tree at same depth would have stood in nursery- ensuring not to use fertilizer or chemicals in the process.
  • Backfill in remaining soil firmly, but not too tight. Water your tree. 
  • Spread mulch to protect the trunk, making sure to not touch the trunk.
  • Keep soil around tree moist, watering every 7-10 days during first year.
  • It is recommended that you keep the roots of the tree moist and plant in soil or a pot within 5 days of receiving the tree.

 

THE BENEFITS OF TREES

Trees provide us a wide variety of benefits outside of being an ideal source of framing and building material.  Trees clean our air, filter our water and work to mitigate storms and flooding.  They provide a place to promote mindfulness and picnic, welcome shade, reduce heating and cooling in our homes, block the wind, and serve to create healthier and more connected communities. 

To see other ways to celebrate Arbor Day this spring in Wisconsin, you can click here.  As always, we look forward to building more homes for years to come, but also wish to continually focus on ways in which we can give back to the environment.  We're excited about the future of what this program means to the community, our amazing customers, and us.  


Tree Sign up below!

Watch this video on Planting Instructions!

 

 

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