Now is the perfect time to plant a tree.
Master Gardener with the University of Illinois Extension wants you to think about the future before you plant.
Podeschi adds that you should call 811 before you dig.
Fellow Master Gardener Sandy Klein says that the Help Desk is available for your gardening questions Thursday mornings through the rest of the month.
If you’re looking for inspiration, there are a couple of tree walks to pay attention to in the coming weeks. Podeschi says the Extension office is holding a visit to a local arboretum Saturday, October 22nd.
In the mean time, Podeschi advises against planting invasive species or trees that just aren’t happy in Illinois – like the Colorado Blue Spruce.
Learn more at extension.illinois.edu. Podeschi and Klein appeared as guests on the WTIM Morning Show.