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As part of a 2021 pilot program, tree watering bags are being provided to residents who are willing to help water a newly planted boulevard tree. This will create and sustain a healthy urban forest in Barrie.
While quantities last, City staff are providing tree watering bags to any resident willing to water a newly planted boulevard tree. Newly planted trees need to be watered regularly once a week from May to October.
The City does not have the budget or staff to water every boulevard tree. This pilot program will help the tree establish a good root system and survive the establishment period (the first three years after it's planted). The goal is to have boulevard trees grow into a healthy urban forest. If we can get trees past that establishment period, their survival rate is much higher.
The tree watering bag's slow-release watering system provides deep water saturation and is convenient to use as it needs to be filled only once per week.
Residents with access to a boulevard tree that was planted in 2020 or 2021 are encouraged to participate:
If you prefer to water a tree with your household hose, please follow the steps below:
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