Residents Are Asked to Water City’s Newly Planted Trees

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Kingston residents are being asked to water newly planted trees on City property on their watering day, due to recent dry conditions.

“The City is working to water the thousands of new trees,” said Troy Stubinski, manager of public works, in a release “When it’s dry, we could use the public’s help, if you are able, to ensure their good health and avoid damage.”

Over 3,000 trees have been planted by the City over the past three years as it worked towards doubling Kingston’s tree canopy.

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“Young trees especially need water to help them establish their roots<” stated the release. “When watering trees, soak the soil slowly around the tree continuing out to the outer branches to ensure all the roots get moisture.”

Under the City’s seasonal watering restrictions,in place until September 15, residents areto follow these guidelines to determine their own watering days and times:

– odd-numbered addresses may use outdoor water on odd-numbered days.
– even-numbered addresses may use outdoor water on even-numbered days.
– on your scheduled day, you may use a sprinkler between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.

More information about watering restrictions can be found at this Utilities Kingston page.

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