Posted on April 27, 2023April 27, 2023 by L. L. CoblePhoto of the Day Rain is on the way. so the tree you planted on Earth Day is about to get a good soaking. What’s that? You say you didn’t plant a tree on Earth Day? Well, you’re in luck. Tomorrow happens to be Arbor Day. For more than a century, it’s been an occasion solely devoted to the planting of trees. If you look carefully, you can find native species in most local nurseries. About six years ago, we picked up this Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) at a lumberyard garden center. As you can see, it’s already towering for the sky. The Bald Cypress is an excellent choice for wet soil and can even be planted in standing water. Upon showering the ground in autumn, its finely-divided deciduous foliage requires no raking. So why not mark this year’s Arbor Day weekend by planting a native tree or two at your place? Sure beats mowing grass!