Rob Postel, a Northampton Resident working to plant shade trees in along the streets in town, is offering large ginkos, sycamore, and other trees for 100$ each. This cost covers planting. Rob's efforts have been recently featured in the Gazette. He is collaborating with Help Yourself to ammend the state 'recommended shade tree species' list to include edibles such as chestnut.
Do you have a front yard and would like to take part in an effort to restore the beauty of a tree lined street? If you are interested, have questions, or to see the complete list of available species, you can get in touch by emailing him at email@example.com
Ginko leaf tea are an excellent memory and brain tonic, and help increase circulation to the extremities on cold weather. Their abundant nuts, contained in smelly fruits, are delicious baked or fried. Ginkos are dioeceous, meaning, each tree is either male or female bodied. Two are needed for fruit and nuts. More info about ginkos at Plants for a future.
Sycamores, also known as plane trees, are large, spreading and stately trees with large, maple like leaves and peeling white 'camouflage' bark. They are long lived and fast growing.