National Planting Day

TreesMacland-014National Planting Day celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. With a national focus on the month of September and activities happening throughout the Fall, Keep Cobb Beautiful in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful, its affiliates and its partners are mobilizing Cobb County to plant native species of trees, flowers, and plants.

Why Plant Natives?

TreesMacland-012Native species are losing ground to suburbanization, fragmented habitats, ornamental plants and invasive species. Yet we know that natives are critical to attracting specialized pollinators and insects, which in turn provide food for birds and ultimately many more animals up the food chain. Natives also provide habitat for wildlife. Natives are hardy, low maintenance and require less water than other ornamentals. A good reference website about native plants is American Beauties Native Plants.

Get Growing is a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful.