Trees: Some are asking what kind are they getting. Plus ‘watering’ info.

Tree Scene at E. Walnut & Monroe Blvd. Saturday, June 6th
Tree Scene at E. Walnut & Monroe Blvd. Saturday, June 6th

Some are wondering what kind of trees they’re getting on their block. You can refer to the City of Long Beach Tree Replanting Master Plan, although I am hearing (and kinda seeing) how some blocks are getting more than one type which doesn’t correlate with the master plan. Who cares! I am just happy to see some trees being planted!

Since it’s already June, it’s going to take a lot of water to keep these things alive.  A LIRO rep told me several weeks ago how a 5-gallon bucket of water every other day should suffice. Long Beach will water your tree, unless you want to do it yourself. In that case, please refer to the Resident Tree Watering Information:

“If you are willing to maintain and water the new tree in front of your home, we will mark your tree pit location with a colored stake which will indicate to our DPW personnel that they can skip your location and move on to the next tree. This assistance by City residents will not only save money but prevent the potentially dangerous overwatering of our new trees.

To those residents willing to take on the watering of your new tree, thank you. You will be providing a great service to your community. Please contact the Department of Public Works at 516-431-1011 and we will add you to the “Residential Tree Maintenance” list. [LINK]