If you are a young and/or recently planted tree, the recent warm and dry weather has not been to your liking. Recent landscaping projects by the City included planting dozens of saplings around Ferndale and they too are feeling the stress.
During the past few days, the City has installed wrap-around slow-release watering bags that deliver a constant trickle of water to the base of each tree. According to the manufacturer’s website, they require refilling every 5-7 days which provides a labor-efficient solution compared with manual watering.
You will see these installed on young trees along Main Street, Church Road and 2nd Avenue (Griffintown).