The trees planted on your street were carefully chosen and planted to provide shade,
windbreaks, privacy, attract birds and wildlife and to beautify your neighbourhood.
In an effort to keep the trees healthy the City's Urban Forestry experts ask you to help
maintain your new tree by following these tips:
- Keep lawn mowers and string trimmers away from the stem of the tree to avoid damage to the
bark. Severe bark damage can result in the eventual death of the tree.
- Please leave wood chips in place as they protect the tree from damage. The chips also
reduce water loss by allowing water and nutrients to penetrate the soil more easily.
- Please do not pile soil or grass clippings over the mulch.
- Each tree is staked at the time of planting. The stakes will be removed by the contractor
within the two year warranty period.
- If you maintain a healthy lawn and boulevard, the tree will receive sufficient amounts of
- Please do not overwater, it will drown the tree. During dry periods, water your tree twice
a week. Saturating the tree infrequently encourages the production of a deep root system and
drought tolerant trees. Shallow watering encourages surface rooting which makes the tree more
vulnerable to drying out
For more information on how to care for your tree, please visit the International Society of
Arboriculture Web site at www.isa-arbor.com.