St. Paul Residents Asked To Water Trees

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – The City of St. Paul is putting out a call to residents to water their trees due to the very dry conditions.

The continued dry weather is stressful on trees and can lead to weakened conditions, making them more susceptible to illness, disease, and death.

Brad Meyer, with the Park and Recreation Department, says the trees need consistent watering.

“Every other day for the younger trees,” Meyer said.

He says younger trees take a little while to get seeded, and into the ground.

“So right now, if you’re not watering them, you’re going to lose them,” he said.

He says there are signs to look for in distressed younger trees. You should look for “wilted, yellow leaves, and premature leaf loss.”

Meyer says smaller trees need to be watered for 30 to 60 minutes every other day. Residents are also being asked to water the trees on the boulevard.

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