The trees planted on your street
were selected to provide shade, windbreaks, privacy, attract birds and wildlife and to beautify
your neighbourhood. To ensure the health of your street tree we ask you to follow these
When planted, all new trees are
well saturated and will not immediately need more water. Unless specific instructions are left
by the tree planting contractor, please do not water your new tree as over watering will harm
the tree and may kill it. 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
a healthy lawn and boulevard
If you maintain a healthy lawn and
boulevard, the tree will receive a sufficient amount of water.
wood chips in place
Wood chips placed at the base of
the tree help reduce water loss by allowing water and nutrients to penetrate the soil. Please
do not pile soil or grass clippings over the wood chips.
support stakes in place
Each new tree is staked to ensure
the roots have time to establish and to ensure the growth of a strong, healthy and straight
tree. The stakes will be removed by the contractor within the two year warranty period.
mowers and string trimmers away from the trunk of the tree
Damage to the bark can result in
the eventual decline or death of the tree.