PARKERSBURG, W.VA. - Woodcraft, a supplier of woodworking tools and supplies, joins Scott Phillips, co-host of The American Woodshop on PBS, to encourage Americans to plant trees and also to take time to learn more about how trees benefit the environment as they observe National Arbor Day on Friday, April 27.
 
One of Phillip’s tips for successful tree planting is to match the tree to its future home environment. Search for hardiness zones and complementary trees on The Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) website or visit the office of a local Soil Conservation District.
 
The ADF, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, and local Soil Conservation District Offices are said to be good resources to begin learning about planting trees. To locate a local Soil Conservation District, visit the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) website and choose the Conservation District Directory under the resources tab.
 
Across the United States, nearly 3,000 conservation districts work directly with landowners to conserve and promote healthy soils, water, forests, and wildlife. NACD represents these districts and the more than 17,000 citizens who serve on conservation district governing boards.
 
In addition to co-hosting The American Woodshop with his wife Suzy, Phillips has a full-time woodworking enterprise that is founded around his Michigan State degree in forestry. Scott is also actively involved in habitat reforestation and riparian restoration projects.

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