Monday, August 17, 2009
Watering Street Trees
Inspired by Bloomingdale (for now)'s recent posts on trees dying due to the generally dry conditions since June, I just ordered two tree gator slow-drip watering systems for the street tree in front of my house and for another young tree down the block. The gator bag delivers a high volume of water directly to the root system of a newly planted tree with no run-off or evaporation over a 9 hour period (of course, it needs to be re-filled regularly for ongoing effectiveness). Having been a frequent requester of street tree replacement through the city's online service request, I would hate to see these new trees die due to a lack of watering.