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Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Friday, April 29, 3:30-until trees are gone
Come and get a free tree that is specifically chosen for our climate zone.  Rice County Mastergardeners will be on hand to answer your questions on tree selection, placement and planting.  Sponsored by the Rice County Mastergardeners and Just Food.  Reasons to plant trees is excerpted from treepeople.org

Why plant a tree?

Trees combat the greenhouse effect

Global warming is the result of excess greenhouse gases, created by burning fossil fuels and destroying tropical rainforests. Heat from the sun, reflected back from the earth, is trapped in this thickening layer of gases, causing global temperatures to rise. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major greenhouse gas. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

Trees clean the air

Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

Trees provide oxygen

In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people.

Trees cool the streets and the city

Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.

Trees conserve energy

Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.

Trees save water

Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most newly planted trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.

Trees help prevent water pollution

Trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents stormwater from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.

Trees help prevent soil erosion

On hillsides or stream slopes, trees slow runoff and hold soil in place.

Trees increase property values

The beauty of a well-planted property and its surrounding street and neighborhood can raise property values by as much as 15 percent.

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SFA Farm Tour – Get on the bus!

Saturday, July 12 from 9-1

Enjoy a summer morning touring local farms – please sign up early for the bus!  Tickets are free, but we need a head count!

After the farm tour, consider joining in the Key Fundraiser at the Contented Cow!  Live music, food, and lots of fun.

Upcoming Events

Knitting Night
Monday, July 14, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wellness Wednesday
Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Eat Local Farm Tour
Saturday, July 19, 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Knitting Night
Monday, July 21, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crazy Days
Thursday, July 24, 12:00 am – 12:00 am

See more and register for events