Due to dry weather conditions, watering trees is necessary to improve new tree health and ash trees that recently were treated to rid infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer.
The City of Naperville is asking any resident who has received a new or replacement parkway tree this spring to water the tree. Giving the tree approximately 10 gallons of water per week will greatly improve the new tree’s health, and even well established trees will benefit from deep watering.
The City of Naperville has also implemented an aggressive multi-year treatment plan for all healthy ash trees located in the City’s parkways to reduce the devastating effect of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the community. Homeowners with trees that receive treatment will be notified with a door hanger indicating what treatment has been used. Treatments began in April and will continue throughout the month of June to protect the trees for this season. In order to increase the effectiveness of the treatment being applied to the parkway ash trees, residents are asked to water the trees after the treatments have been performed. Watering the ash trees will allow the treatment to be taken up into the tree and will improve the health of the ash trees. For more information on the EAB, visit www.naperville.il.us/eab.aspx.
Residents may use hand-held hoses at any time to water trees. Root feeders for trees also are allowed at any time.
Note that sprinkling is only permitted in the City during the hours of 6 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Property owners with odd-numbered street addresses may use sprinklers on odd-numbered days of the month; property owners with even-numbered street addresses may use sprinklers on even-numbered days of the month.
For more information on sprinkling, visit www.naperville.il.us/lawnsprinkling.aspx.
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