Care for a Tree in an Ambler Park or Public Space

Sadly in spring of 2017 a number large Ash trees have been removed from Knight Park & Borough Park for safety reasons. These trees were identified by an arborist as having the Emerald Ash Borer. Infected trees can deteriorate quickly, becoming brittle and may pose a safety risk.

The Ambler EAC, replaced these trees in the Fall of 2017. Would you consider caring for a tree?

Care for a tree

No money needed. What we need most is for volunteers to water the new trees. The trees will need 10-15 gallons of water a week when there is no rain. Trees won’t need to be watered until April of 2018. Trees need to be watered in the spring and summer for 2 years.

If you don’t live near your tree, often a nearby neighbor is willing to allow you to use their outside water spigot. Kitty litter jugs are ideal to carry the water. They have a handle and a cap to keep the water in the jug when you carry it across the street or through the park.

Consider adopting a tree with your child or grandchild. Teach them about community and the importance that trees play in our neighborhoods. Take photos every year and watch them both grow.

You don’t need to be a resident to adopt a tree.
If there is another public space where you can care for a tree, let us know!

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