May We Give You a Tree…Please?
Your tree board is so happy with the progress we are making in improving and restoring our tree canopy, but 250 trees into our work, we are still only halfway to our bare-minimum goal of planting 500 trees. If you have not added a tree, maybe it is for one of the following reasons—and we have responses to all.
Issue: I don’t want to have to go around a tree when I mow.
Answer: We can extend your landscaping around the house and incorporate a medium- sized tree, so your mowing remains the same.
Issue: I don’t want to rake leaves.
Answer: See last month’s Branching Out for all the choices in leaf removal. And trees grow slowly, so it might be the next owner who has to rake the leaves.
Issue: I just don’t want to fool with it.
Answer: There are so many benefits to having a tree in your lawn that they completely outweigh any work they produce.
A mature tree can add $5-10,000 worth of value to your home
Mature trees shade your home, lowering your energy bills substantially`
Trees can reduce your maintenance time and expenses by shading your home and protecting painted surfaces
Trees produce oxygen, helping us breathe—one of my favorite pursuits
Trees provide cooling shade to everyone walking past your home
So won’t you help yourself, and let us plant a tree for you? For free? The tree or trees can go in your front, side, or back yard. You’ll have input into size and features, based on tree availability. Our next tree planting is coming up soon!. Overwhelm us, please! Order your tree this week for Fall planting!
As a resident of St. Regis Park, I agree to give the City of St. Regis Park (and its agents) my permission to enter my premises for the purpose of planting trees and release them from liability for same and further agree that any and all future maintenance of any planted tree or trees is my responsibility. I agree to maintain my new tree(s) to the best of my ability using the guidelines provided by the city arborist. [Summary: I will ensure that my tree(s) receive a regular thorough soaking of the soil in the root zone, and that the soil is kept consistently moist (but not wet) until the tree is well established. I will ensure that my tree(s) maintain a healthy 2-3 inch layer of mulch, with a 2-3 inch non-mulched space around the trunk.]