2018-07-11 / Front Page

Please Water: Street Trees During Heat Waves

City Department of Parks officials are urging Queens residents and businesses to water street trees during hot summer months and extreme heat waves with little or no rain.

Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each evening during hot, dry stretches to make sure they make it through the summer.

“Street trees are alive. They provide us with the air we breathe, with shade from the blistering sun and they enhance the landscape,” officials said. “Won’t you please remember to water street trees on your property to help them survive this year’s severs summer weather?”

Officials said trees should be watered in the evening hours with cool (not cold) water. Let the water run on the base of the tree until the roots stop absorbing it, officials said.

–Liz Goff

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