TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Surrey’s Sensational Street Trees The City of Surrey recognizes the important role of trees in the urban forest and has planted over 70,000 street trees.These trees make surrey a more beautiful place to live; help to clean the air; create better living environments; and add value to properties, homes and businesses. To ensure the health of trees that the City has planted on its streets, the City has an extensive tree management program that includes pruning to ensure good tree structure, root management, watering and pest management to reduce insect damage. The City of Surrey requires that the trees on City road allowance be pruned in accordance with International Society of Arboriculture Best Practices and Standards. City By-law 5835 prohibits damage to City trees, including substandard pruning.
Surrey’s Street Trees & You! You can help care for these trees too! Here are two things that you can do for Surrey’s street trees to ensure they remain a part of our thriving urban forest.
Give them a drink Street trees get thirsty too and you can help the street tree outside of your house by watering it thoroughly for a minimum of 15 minutes, twice a week during the warmer months (May to September). Remember it is best to water during the cooler parts of the day and to water slowly at the base of the tree.
Put in a well Street trees, like the trees on your private property need protection from lawn mowers and line trimmers.The best way to do this is to install a “tree well”. See the instructions on page 6 and have fun installing your well!
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PRUNING AND MAINTENANCE OF CITY OF SURREY STREET TREES, PLEASE CALL THE PARKS SERVICE REQUEST LINE AT 604.501.5050 TO HAVE A CITY ARBORIST CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY.
Surrey Now September 20 2011