Shade Tree Care
Help keep our City beautiful!
Residents are expected to provide reasonable
maintenance of the trees in their tree lawn (devil strip).
Water your tree, once per week with a minimum of 10 gallons of water, during the first growing season*. Be sure to give it that much water, rain or shine. Don’t count on the rain to provide what the tree needs. The sprinkling schedule does not apply to trees.
Weed killer and dogs are especially harmful to young trees, so keep them away.
Remove any shoots growing from the base of the tree.
Grass or flowers around trees compete for nutrients and water, so don’t plant any right near the tree.
Avoid injury to the tree. Don’t scrape it with lawn mowers, weed whips or other sharp objects. Breaks in the bark (“girdling”) allow easy access for disease and insects and also reduce the tree’s ability to absorb nutrients, which can kill the tree.
Remove damaged branches from the tree and any “eye-pokers’ that can injure passersby.
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Thank you for caring for the trees!
Your Wadsworth Shade Tree Commission*
REMINDER: No dumping of brush, leaves, or grass is permitted on park/city property.
*New trees planted in tree lawns are selected by the Wadsworth Shade Tree Commission and planted by the City of Wadsworth Parks Department. Formed in 1962, the Commission meets monthly to consider new plantings and review conditions of the planted trees. Major pruning of trees is done by the Shade Tree Commission and the Parks Department. Call 335-2708 with questions.