May is a great month to be planting trees. Replacing trees lost from the Emerald Ash borer or from the drought of 2012. Placement in the home landscape is a good place to begin, soil types, soil drainage and the sun shade pattern provided by the tree itself as well as the sun shade pattern from the sun and buildings should be taken into account. Tree canopy shape is another consideration for both summer and winter interest.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.