Tree Tips for Residents


  • Please water your tree with deep infrequent watering.
  • Apply fertilizer without weed killer so it does not touch the base of the tree.
  • Mulching is good as long as it does not touch the tree bark.
  • Check your tree for disease.
  • Check that your tree is growing properly.


  • Do not trim or otherwise cut your tree without: authorization and a $1 million liability insurance from your trimming company.
  • Do not use chemicals on your tree.
  • Do not use weed killer near your tree.
  • Do not use fertilizer on your tree if it contains weed killer.
  • When adding fertilizers and chemicals in your garden, stay outside the Tree Dripline (PDF).
  • Do not plant palm trees in the parkway.