Plant a Tree This Fall

There are so many reasons to add a new tree to your landscape this Fall that it’s hard to find a reason not to.

Just think about it. Trees will…

  • Beautify the Environment
    Trees add texture and color to the landscape. They soften the harsh lines of buildings and driveways, while their foliage and blooms add seasonal color changes and variety.
  • Stabilize Soil
    Tree roots prevent soil from blowing or washing away, minimizing erosion and providing protection for the surrounding landscape.
  • Provide Wildlife Habitat
    Trees provide shelter and food for birds and numerous small animals, including squirrels, raccoons, insects, and more.
  • Make Food
    Many trees provide fruits, nuts, seeds, sap, and berries for human consumption. Wildlife will also rely on the food provided by trees.
  • Create Oxygen
    Through photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and other poisons from our air and release pure oxygen for us to breathe. One tree can produce enough oxygen for 10 humans for one year!
  • Filter the Air
    Trees act as giant filters trapping dust and pollution particles with their leaves and bark until the rain washes the particles away.
  • Cool the Air
    Air will remain several degrees cooler in the shade of a tree canopy. This is accomplished by not only by blocking the sun’s rays but also through transpiration. Tree leaves transpire, or release moisture, which cools the surrounding air. A large tree can release as much as 400 gallons of moisture from its leaves daily.
  • Reduce Utility Bills
    Deciduous trees planted on the south and southwest sides of a home will shade the structure during hot Summer months and reduce air conditioning or other cooling needs. In the Winter, with the leaves fallen, the sun is able to warm the structure, reducing heating bills.
  • Reduce Noise Pollution
    Strategically planted, trees can dramatically reduce the volume of unwanted noise from loud neighbors, nearby businesses, or car traffic.
  • Hide Undesirable Views
    Purposefully sited, trees can camouflage unattractive views and create privacy, providing a natural sanctuary in your yard.

Fall is the best time of year to purchase and plant a new tree; soil is warm, air temperature is cool, and morning and evening dew provide additional moisture to give your tree a healthy start. Your local Master Nursery Garden Center is always there to provide you with exceptional quality plants, products, and the most accurate information that you’ll need to create the perfect landscape and garden. When you purchase your tree, be sure to grab a bag of Master Nursery® Bumper Crop® Soil Builder [Eastern & Midwestern Regions | Western Region]. Amending your planting soil with this premium product will jump start your new acquisition and guarantee its health and longevity. It is chock full of only the best natural and organic soil builders including composted chicken manure, earthworm castings, and kelp meal.

When you plant your tree, be sure to amend your soil to guarantee that your new tree gets off to an excellent start. Go to our Store Locator and enter your zip code to find a Master Nursery Garden Center near you. Stop in and see their extensive collection, and they can assist you in choosing the tree that is perfect for your landscape and lifestyle needs.


The Western United States is a large and diverse region. California, alone, is made up of 16 USDA Hardiness Zones. These zones delineate areas, based on average temperature highs and lows, to use as a guideline when selecting plants that may be grown in a given area. However, in order for a plant to thrive, and not just survive, other factors must be considered such as light, water, humidity, and soil type and nutrition. Within a single mile in California, you can experience high-mountain altitude and low desert heat. It is important to be aware of your individual microclimates to garden successfully. Your local Master Nursery Garden Center is an excellent resource for not only quality plants and gardening products but also for gardening information specific to your zone and microclimate.

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