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City asks for residents help to water newly planted trees
June 18 2018 -
Due to recent dry conditions, residents are being asked to help the City by watering newly planted trees on City property on their watering day. The City has planted more than 3,000 trees in the last three years to work toward doubling Kingston's tree canopy.
"The City is working to water the thousands of new trees. When it's dry, we could use the public's help, if you are able, to ensure their good health and avoid damage," says Troy Stubinski, manager of public works.
Young trees especially need water to help them establish their roots. When watering trees, soak the soil slowly around the tree continuing out to the outer branches to ensure all the roots get moisture.
Residents may water trees on their watering day. Under the City's seasonal watering restrictions (in place until Sept. 15):
- odd-numbered addresses may use outdoor water on odd-numbered days.
- even-numbered addresses may use outdoor water on even-numbered days.
- on your scheduled day, you may use a sprinkler between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.
For more on watering restrictions go to utilitieskingston.com/Water/Bylaw/Restrictions.
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