Watering Street Trees
The hot dry summer weather can impact our beautiful street trees. Occasionally, watering the trees will help those that are older than two years to survive the hot summer months.
An occasional bucket of water for your local street tree, especially just before extremely hot days (35 degrees plus), will help ensure the development of a healthy tree. You’ll also be making a difference to the biodiversity of your street and the liveability of your neighbourhood.
Before watering, it’s important to check that water is really needed by assessing the soil moisture. Using a garden fork , open up (aerate) the soil around trees to the drip line before watering, and apply enough water to moisten the soil to a depth of 30 to 40 cm.
As Stonnington supports water conservation and sustainable gardening, we ask residents to only use recycled water when watering street trees. You can use recycled/greywater from your shower, bath, sink or washing machine. Remember to take care and ensure that environmentally friendly washing detergents and soaps are used when collecting greywater.
If you’re concerned about your local street trees during extreme heat periods, please contact Stonnington’s Customer Service team on 8290 1333.