Gardening: How to help newly planted trees get a jump on growing
Monday, April 2, 2018
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares
Newly planted trees need a steady supply of water and this reality presents a special challenge when the trees in question are planted in parkways along city streets.
In Los Angeles, the concrete parkway sidewalks and asphalt streets that border or surround such trees reflect light and radiate heat onto the freshly planted trees, causing them considerable heat stress. It appears, however, that a solution for this dilemma is at hand.
Just the other day, driving west on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, as I approached Reseda Boulevard, I noticed brown plastic doughnuts encircling young parkway trees to my right. Upon closer inspection, I saw that “treepans.com” was stamped on the doughnuts.