Spring 2017 is just around the corner (we promise!) and we hope St. Regis Park residents will once again be planting trees. Our maintenance program will also be available to residents once again. Remember, trees are planted in front or back yards at no cost to the homeowner. Tree maintenance can be for front or back yard trees with reimbursement of 40% up to $500. Email Mary Mattingly at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for either program.
When spring does arrive, many people make plans to apply fertilizer to their lawns. Fertilizing is usually not necessary for trees. Trees with root growth under lawns treated regularly by the broadcast method of application benefit as the fine feeder roots near the surface utilize the grass fertilizer as it seeps into the soil. However, there are two dangers to avoid: (1) fertilizer mixes that contain herbicides should be used sparingly, if at all, within the root zones of trees and (2) fertilizers that are high in nitrogen should be avoided around very young trees and mature trees. Excessive nitrogen fertilization can lead to certain pest problems and can leach into ground water. (Tree City USA Bulletin No.5-Arbor Day Foundation)
We have re-applied for Tree City USA designation. The State Forester has approved our application and it has been forwarded to the Arbor Day Foundation. Thanks to the residents of St. Regis Park for making 2016 another very successful year for planting and caring for trees!
Your St. Regis Park Tree Board and Arborist,
Jane Ecker, Joe Hinkle, Mary Matti ngly and Cindi Sullivan