Newly planted city trees in need of watering during current dry period

June 19, 2012

The hot, dry weather conditions are stressful to newly planted trees. Over 5,000 street trees planted over the last two years are in need of watering.

The City is asking homeowners to help by watering their newly planted trees in front of their house. The root systems of these recently planted trees are not yet fully established and require some extra care. The city tree(s) as well as your own newly planted trees may require six to eight gallons of water every 10 days. Check the soil for moisture content. The soil should be moist, not saturated. Take rainfall into consideration when watering.

For tree care tips, please log on to the Forestry Division's web page.

Contact:
  • Laura Whitmore, 266-5949
  • Marla Eddy, 266-4450