Town of Milton issues tips on how to care for trees this summer


Published July 25, 2022 at 11:40 am

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With summer in full swing and temperatures rising, the Town of Milton is reminding residents to properly care for the trees on or near their properties.

When first planted, young trees require more water and care to ensure that they are able to grow and thrive in their first few years after being planted. In order for them to flourish, trees, particularly young street trees, need intermittent deep watering during long periods of dry weather.

Here are a few tips issued by the Town that residents can do to care for the trees on or near their properties amid the warm weather.

Residents are reminded that it’s important to water trees twice per week during periods with little or no rain and water them less frequently when the weather is cooler.


It’s important to identify your tree and research how much water it needs to avoid the risk of overwatering. An indication that a tree has gotten too much water is if its leaves begin to turn yellow.

When the weather begins to cool down, this is an indicator that a tree requires less water.

Residents should also avoid adding too much mulch to the base of their trees which can cause the trunk to decay and cause the tree to die.

For more tips on how to care for trees in Milton, click here.

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