Our trees, especially the young ones, need a lot of water. In the summer months from May to September, two full time parks service members are out watering 5 days a week
The parks service have two watering trucks with 1,100 litre water butts (or bowsers) and in dry conditions we take one or two extra water butts with us.
How to help water street trees
To help water street trees you can:
- use the pipe our trees are planted with and pour water directly to the roots
- pour water into the 50litre sacks that some trees are planted with, giving young trees a steady trickle feed of water
The best time of day to water is in the evening after the sun has gone down.