Arbor Day: For the Love of Trees

April 18, 2020

By Yvette DeBow-Salsedo

Bridge Gardens

This Arbor Day — April 25 — think about planting a tree for the health of the planet. The benefits of trees are wide-ranging, including:

  • Clean Air
  • Oxygen Production
  • Clean Water
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Flood Control
  • Wildlife Habitat

To learn more about the benefits of trees, visit the Arbor Day Foundation’s website.

Since 1983, with the support of many, the Trust has protected over 3,200 acres of woodland on Long Island. Many include hiking trails for you to explore.

Arbor Day is coming up. Celebrate by planting a tree (or TREES) this spring!

We asked Bridge Gardens’ Rick Bogusch for suggestions on native trees to plant on Long Island. A few to consider for your landscape:

  • Red Oak
  • Eastern Red Cedar
  • White Pine
  • American Holly

Have questions on what to plant? Our sustainable lawn and landscaping advice program, in partnership with Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics, is available by email to!

Here’s looking forward to Spring planting!

Bridge Gardens is open daily, year-round, from 10 am to 4 pm at 36 Mitchell Lane in the heart of Bridgehampton for inspiration and exploration.

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