What a sunny and beautiful Autumn we are having! It’s been great for getting outside and enjoying the gorgeous tree color, but after a relatively wet Spring and Summer, we are now in almost drought conditions. Please keep your new and established trees appropriately watered.
Speaking of water, if your ‘new” tree is now two years old, but your tree bag is still good, please drop it off on the back porch of 2602 Aintree Way, and we will re-use it for the next generation of new trees.
Fall is also a good time to make sure your tree is still mulched. It is not necessarily a good idea to plant flowers under your new tree—they will compete for vital water and nutrients while your tree roots are still close to the surface. Also, remember: Don’t make your mulch look like a cone—just a nice flat layer of 2-4 inches of mulch, stopping within two inches of the tree trunk to allow it to breathe.
If you are going to purchase a live Christmas tree to plant in your yard after Christmas, please keep it well watered while it is inside and plant it as soon as possible, following directions you should be able to find easily online.
Our Fall tree planting is happening very soon—we hope you will stop and read the tags to see the amazing quality and variety of our new trees! As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we are grateful for our forward-thinking mayor and city council, and our wonderful citizens who have supported our new tree planting and maintenance programs.
Your Tree Board and Arborist