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Park Board makes a plea for the trees

June 26 2015

“The Park Board is using all its resources to water 6,000 young street trees, but we’re reaching out to the community for additional help,” said Park Board Chair John Coupar.

The Vancouver Park Board is asking you to water trees so they can grow to see another summer.

Water young trees to help them establish roots

“The Park Board is using all its resources to water 6,000 young street trees, but we’re reaching out to the community for additional help,” said Park Board Chair John Coupar.

“The trees require deep watering (11 to 19 litres, or three to five gallons) twice a week. Watering could even become a family activity and a great opportunity to teach children about the importance of trees.”

The first two years are vital for the trees to survive. Once their roots establish, trees have more success at finding water. Trees need water when their leaves dry out or fall off.

Did you know that regional water restrictions don't apply to street trees?

We're working hard to keep trees hydrated

We have five water trucks, two doing double shifts, watering young street trees like ornamental maples, magnolias, and cherries.

It’s rare for us to be in this situation so early in the summer. We're also watering trees in some parks like Everett Crowley Park and Jericho Beach Park.

Learn more about our trees