Parkway Tree Watering Recommendations from Village of Arlington Heights

Due to the current drought conditions, the Village recommends residents water their parkway trees, especially newly planted trees. Fill the green “Gator” bags daily or when they empty. Additionally if you have had your ash tree treated for Emerald Ash Borer, watering it will help the tree transport the insecticide throughout it. Watering once a week with a garden hose or sprinkler can make a considerable difference in soil moisture and tree uptake. In extreme drought conditions, additional watering may be needed.

Sprinkling hours are as follows: Monday – Friday 7am-12pm and 7pm-9pm. Sunday only handheld watering.

Remember slow, deep watering is better than quick, shallow watering! Questions can be directed to the Forestry Unit at 847-368-5800.

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