Soon it will be Fall! If there is any one thing we associate with Fall, it is trees—beautiful autumn colors and falling leaves crunching under our feet! It is gratifying to reflect on the wonderful attention that St. Regis Park and its residents are paying to our trees. Whether it is choosing to plant a new tree or maintaining an old one, our city leadership and citizens continue to lead the way!
Fall tends to be dry here, so please be aware that all trees need water through November. Even if we get rain, your tree will not get the full benefit unless you have kept it mulched. If your tree came from the city, please recall that part of your agreement was to keep the tree mulched for the life of the tree. Please use the 3 x 3 x 3 mulching rule for ALL trees: Spread 3 inches of much in a 3 foot circle around the tree and leave 3 inches free around the trunk for the tree to breathe. Coning of mulch against the tree can be harmful. Even if we did not purchase and plant your trees, we certainly hope you will keep them mulched!
Speaking of November—Thanksgiving is usually the safe time to take the Gator bag off your tree—if this was your first year, hold onto it, and put it back on around St. Patrick’s Day. If your tree has been planted a full two years and your bag is still good, feel free to drop it off on the back porch of 2602 Aintree Way.
As always, we continue to take new tree and maintenance requests. We really hope to plant 25 trees this Fall—that would take us over 200 new trees planted! Won’t you help us, the look of your lawn, and your energy bills by planting a tree? Thanks for considering it.
Enjoy the Fall colors!
Your Tree Board