The City has planted a tree in my boulevard. What can I do to help it grow?

The City will follow up with watering a newly planted tree at least twice after it is planted in October. This is usually enough to get into the winter months. However, the spring and summer following planting residents are encouraged to water their new tree as needed based on conditions. The City will also put a ring of mulch around a newly planted tree.  Keeping this mulch layer around the tree for the first two years after planting will help the tree to hold moisture and protect the roots of the tree as they establish.

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1. Who is responsible for caring for boulevard trees in front of my residence?
2. How can I find out who owns a tree close to the boulevard if I’m unsure?
3. What can I do to my boulevard tree regarding maintenance?
4. The boulevard tree in front of my house needs pruning. When will the City be pruning my tree?
5. How can I get a tree planted in my boulevard?
6. The City has planted a tree in my boulevard. What can I do to help it grow?
7. The City planted a tree in the boulevard that I’ve never heard about before. Why is that?
8. Does River Falls have Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?
9. I think I’ve seen EAB or a tree with EAB. Who do I call to find out?
10. How many Ash trees does the City have planted?
11. What is the City’s plan to handle the Ash tree population as EAB spreads?
12. What are the options a homeowner has for treating their Ash tree for EAB?
13. Can I have the Ash trees in my boulevard treated?