Show some love to our newest trees please

Release Date: 04 July 2018

Residents are being asked to help keep the borough’s newest trees healthy over the summer by giving them a bit of water, particularly in light of the recent heat wave.

Over the last two years, the Council has planted over 600 new trees in the borough’s streets, parks and open spaces.

To help the new trees establish and flourish in the borough, the Council is implementing a cycle of maintenance and watering. However, with the current hot and dry weather set to continue, we’re asking residents to lend a helping hand.

If there’s a new tree planted outside your house please do water it. A five litre watering can every other day will help to supplement the Council’s efforts and allow our trees to thrive.

Cllr Martin Elengorn, Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Sustainability, said:

“With a long run of warm, dry weather our new trees need plenty of water, so help them establish and grow. Whilst our arboriculture team will be watering them regularly, we ask residents also to do their bit by watering any newly planted trees near where they live.”

Notes for editors

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Reference: P333/18

Updated: 12 July 2018