From the Fairhaven Tree Warden
On the 4th and 5th of April we planted 20 service berry trees which are native and grow to about 20 feet. Good underwire trees!
The trees are purchased from a nursery in upstate New York and shipped to the City of Newton where we have a relationship with the tree department to receive them for us.
The trees are “bare root stock” and must be planted within three days of receiving. They are less expensive to buy that way and are easier to plant. They also take hold and develop roots faster than bagged and wired trees.
We have planted 206 trees to date. We hope to plant 100 per year for 10 years. We lose about 50 trees per year to storm, vehicle damage, disease, bugs and structural issues related to age.
The average life expectancy of a street tree is 9-27 years according to arbor experts at Umass.
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