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THIS TU B’SHEVAT, PLANT FOR THE FUTURE
GREEN TEAM SAPLING SALE!
January 24th marks the beginning of Tu b’shevat- the special holiday which honors trees and reminds us, as Jews, of our duty to care for the natural world. This year, the Temple’s Green Team is hosting a wonderful tree planting opportunity for you and your family to invest in a greener future.
The Tu b’shevat Sapling Sale!
We are offering up a lovely selection of tree and shrub saplings – you can purchase to plant on your own property OR you can donate saplings to be planted on the temple grounds.
You can also purchase trees to be planted in Israel, as saplings of hope.
By participating in this sapling sale, you will be doing your part to grow more trees in New York, a part of future forests, for ourselves and for future generations.
Sapling packages are $18
1)Native Tree and Shrub Saplings (3 saplings with each order)
– Red Oak– fast growing trees with glorious fall foliage. Beloved by wildlife and beneficial insects. They can grow 60-100 feet.
– American Hazelnut – An easy to grow native shrub which produces edible nuts in fall. High valued as a food source for native wildlife. Grows 6-15 feet
– American Witchhazel: Small tree with arching branches and a stunning yellow flower which emerges, uniquely, in mid-late Fall. Will grow 20-30 feet
2)Native Shrub Packages- a mix of small shrubs. Beautiful accents that provide food, pollination sources and habitat for native insects and wildlife.
– Pollinator Package: Virginia rose, ninebark, highbush cranberry, silky dogwood
– Wildlife Habitat Package: Silky dogwood, black chokeberry, highbush cranberry
Orders start on Tu-b’shevat and continue until we are sold out
Pick up in May (date TBD). On this day, the Green Team will be have planting demonstrations and providing more useful information on native planting.
* Notes: Saplings are small (approximately 5-12 inches high) and can take 2-3 years to get established. Plant trees and shrubs now and watch them grow. This is such an inexpensive, easy and yet important opportunity to do your part in investing in the future of our area.
Also note that a portion of the proceeds from this saplings sale will be used by the Green Team to fund future sustainability projects for the Temple.
To order, click here