Parks Department Asks New Yorkers To Water City Trees

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s parks department is asking residents and business owners to help water and take care of trees on the street.

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says trees need approximately 20 gallons of water each week.

He says trees also help keep New Yorkers cooler by lowering the temperature and cleaning the air of pollution.

The city plans to plant one million new trees by 2017 through its MillionTreesNYC initiative. More than 375,000 have already been planted.

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  • DanTe

    Why should I keep watering trees that the City insists upon planting right by my sewer pipes? Will the City pay to fix the sewer pipes their trees constantly break?

  • kenny

    who great idea was to put all these trees in front of people house anyway now they are worry they are going to die and fall on people water have the city seen home owner lawns. water yeah right LOL

  • dddd

    the city should ask the supreme court to water those 12 pine trees on pearl and park row, they didnt water it for 3 month. all died and dry

  • MS C.

    Your kidding right? Like our water bills aren’t high enough already….

  • joe

    pay the water bill for the summer and it will be done !

  • tony guerriera

    The city wants citizens to water the trees at the curb so that they can come and cut them down when they see fit, like in Pelham, in the Bronx

  • Madam Potchki

    Will a discount on water fees be given if people do this?

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