New trees need water buddies

The new trees planted in the spaces created by the traffic-calming curb extensions installed last year are thirsty. A growing tree needs 3 to 5 gallons of water 2 or 3 times a week. Unfortunately, the city’s landscaping contract evidently does not include that kind of maintainance.

New street trees are most vulnerable during this first year. If you live within hose or bucket distance of one of these saplings, you will accumulate positive karma and the quiet gratitude of the neighborhood by giving them a little liquid attention during your regular yard maintenance.

If this is something you can do, it would be great if you would reply to this post and mention the location of the tree you will be watching over. Thanks very much.

Neighbors Champion Pocket Park on Morris

The Parks Department agreed to several immediate improvements to the little park on Morris Avenue at a meeting on March 8 at the home of Megan Gardner and Tim Merrish. The City will wait for more advice from a meeting of residents planned for April on a number of additional changes to be made this year Summit Neighborhood Association will also spread the word and stands ready to help as requested. (more…)