PLANTING DAYOn planting day, we ask that all tree recipients help plant their trees while also helping other tree recipients plant. If you’re not physically able, please extend your gratitude to the hard-working volunteers planting trees.
Provide a bag of mulch (pine bark or pine straw- NO cypress mulch, please).
AFTER PLANTING DAYYou or your tenant is responsible for watering your tree 2-3 times per week for the first year of its life. A slow, deep trickle of water is the best method for watering a tree. Otherwise the water runs off and doesn’t reach the tree’s roots. Water every month, even during the winter, as this is when the tree establishes its root system.
I understand that:• If I submit a sketch, it is a guide for where I hope for my tree(s) to be planted. The Department of Parks and Parkways has final say over where trees are to be located per their rules, and per utility markings. If I want my tree moved after planting day, it is my responsibility to do so.• It is my responsibility to call 8-1-1 and keep track of the confirmation # I am given. If my utilities are not marked by planting day, then my tree will be given to the next person on the waiting list.• It is my responsibility to read email updates from SOUL regarding the tree planting project.• It is my responsibility to care for my tree and nurture it to maturity. This means watering 2-3 times EVERY week for one year. • If my tree dies within the first year, it is my responsibility to remove and replace it. After one year, the tree falls under the jurisdiction of the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, who will be responsible for major maintenance.