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Tree Owner's Manual
This manual offers useful information on trees and how to care for them. You can view it in its entirety at: www.treeownersmanual.info
Tree Planting Instructional Video
Did you attend our training but feel like you need a refresher on the details before you plant your tree? The video below is just what you need! If there's any uncertainty in your mind watch this video because a bad start could mean a short life for your tree.
Comprehensive Tree Care from Worcester's Forestry Department
Young newly planted trees need to be watered 20 - 30 gallons a week.
How to water: Water slowly and deeply--do not turn the hose on full blast. You can use a five gallon bucket with holes in the bottom to slowly water, place it in the tree pit and fill it up with your hose, refilling when necessary. If you don't want to do that you can turn your hose on a slow stream and place it in the tree pit. Gator bags on street trees are filled through slit in top and let water seep out over a few days. Feel free to fill these gator bags up with water if they are empty. Two groups of Youth are working this summer watering the trees. Five Young Adult Foresters working in partnership with Worcester Youth Center. The five Young Adult Foresters are funded through Massport Summer Jobs with District Attorney's office and Probation Department, Main South CDC also helping out with the funding. Residents can help by watering the street trees in front of their own home, allowing YAFs to use your water to water street trees (by hooking up to the outside water spigot on your house), or volunteering to water trees beyond your immediate neighborhood. Businesses are asked to water the street trees in front of their business. Check out the WTI's video on watering trees starring our YAF Crew!