Since it's inception in 1990 the Adopt-a-Street-Tree program has been a TREES Inc. annual highlight. Property owners throughout Terre Haute are enjoying the heart warming benefits and perpetual beauty of Adopt-a-Street-Tree.
Recent years have however, witnessed a migration away from individual scattered planting sites. Current planting programs are most often conducted in strategically identified areas which are frequently grant funded and in partnership with the city, the parks dept. and/or the school corp. This shift in policy has enabled the more effective use of resources and has resulted in optimum beauty and environmental benefits.
TREES Inc. is excited about the future of the Adopt-
a-Street-Tree program and look forward to it's continued success. Thank you Terre Haute for your support.
See Adopt-a-Street-Tree Photo Galleries on the Photo Index Page
City of Terre Haute List of Preferred Street Trees
City of Terre Haute List of Undesirable Street Trees
Volunteers gather for the Ohio Street planting on March 27, 2010.
Watering Your Tree
Newly planted trees need three to five gallons of water three to four times a week during the growing season for the first year. The growing season is loosely defined as Easter to Thanksgiving. Of course, if it is raining regularly then hand watering is not as necessary. Young trees do not have an established root system.
If the ground near the tree isn’t wet, the tree can’t get the water. On the other hand, too much water will drown the roots and kill the tree. You may start weaning the tree in a year two. It still needs to be watered at least 2 times a week. It can take up to 5 years for a tree to become established and take care of itself.
One good way to measure how much water you are giving the tree is to get a 3 to 5-gallon plastic bucket. Drill two 1/8 inch small holes in the bottom of the bucket to allow for slow drainage. Fill the bucket with water and set it by the tree inside the mulch ring. Next time, move the bucket to the other side.