Montgomery Square continues to nurture the successful partnership with the county that has resulted in over 200 trees planted in the neighborhood.

Tree Care – When mulching your trees and shrubs think “Donut”, not “Volcano”. You can maximize growth of new trees by having a mulched area under the trees rather than grass. Proper mulching of our trees is beneficial to the trees, because the mulch reduces competition for nutrients and moisture and it adds protection from lawn maintenance equipment while creating an aesthetically pleasing landscape. However, excessive mulching of trees is detrimental to the health of the tree and is a waste of money and resources.

Sprouts originating from the roots/lower trunk of the tree should be pruned as they appear for the health of the tree.

As for watering, during the growing season, apply 4-5 gallons of water twice per week, for the first two years after planting. If there is a significant rain event, a watering can be skipped.

If you have not requested trees but would like to do so, please fill out the Tree Form and send it to Bob Gross rjgross@comcast.net or Michael Simon treusim@aol.com

Information provided by Jack Pond, ISA Certified Arborist, DOT, Highway Services Tree Maintenance Section and
Bob Gross – MSCA President