Saw this on the Forest Hill Neighborhood Association Newsletter and thought it was worth repeating. If you like shade, cleaner water, critters, cleaner air, and lower utility bills take the time to help a sapling out.
Extreme Heat Threatens Young Trees
Richmond has hundreds of new trees that need your care, especially during high heat periods. Brief cloudbursts don’t provide enough water. Trees less than three years old need 15 gallons of water a week (or an inch of rain) from May through October. If you adopted a city tree, or if you see one that’s not being cared for, please water it now. Need a TreeGator to make watering easier? Please contact the Richmond Tree Stewards, who are happy to bring them to you.