It’s Spring, and Spring means trees, of course! Here are our reminders as we move into our prime tree-care seasons:
If you have already had your city-planted tree for two years, you don’t necessarily need to use the Gator Bag any more. If yours is still in good shape, you may drop it off on the side/back porch of 2602 Aintree Way. If it is just your second year, now is the time to put the bag back on, if you have not.
Remember, that part of your agreement is to keep your tree mulched. This is the time of year to make sure that you have about two inches of mulch, spread evenly around the base of the tree, not coned up, but leaving a ring of “breathing space” about two inches around the tree trunk.
Even if you don’t use your Gator bag, keep your tree properly watered. An inch or two once a week, if we do not have an inch of rain, is usually sufficient.
You still have time to apply for a free tree this Spring! We are accepting Spring applications until May 1st; those received later will go on the Fall list. This month, and several other times during the year, we will include in the newsletter a form to fill out to request a tree or tree maintenance. Even if you have already contacted us, it would be very helpful if you would complete the form provided in this newsletter, or print out a form from www.retreethepark.com, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to St. Regis Park Tree Board, PO Box 20429, Louisville, KY 40250-0429. (If you have already filled out this form this year, there is no need to repeat.)
Maintenance reimbursement requests are ongoing as well. Maintaining our aging trees is as much our goal as planting new ones. Follow the same procedure as outlined above, but the May 1 deadline does not apply. Requests are accepted at any time, although most trees can not be evaluated during the winter.
We hope you enjoyed Arbor Day with us on April 22nd! Let’s keep our city beautiful and tree-lined!
Your Tree Board and City Arborist
Jane, Joe, Mary, and Cindi