Bay Friendly Yard Tip #2 is to plant trees in clusters. The roots graft making them more storm-resistant. Trees are also stronger in groups. Cluster planting helps limit canopy size making them less vulnerable to winds.
“Like people, trees need friends”, says Frank Piccininni, Director of Habitat Restoration at Save The Great South Bay.
So plant those trees in groups of threes (or any number greater than one).
About Bay Friendly Yards
Bay Friendly Yards require no fertilizer or pesticides, no extra water. They are more beautiful, are less expensive to maintain, and they help restore habitat. They also help filter our groundwater before it reaches the bay and our water supply.