Each year, the City’s DPW crews complete an annual tree planting project, planting 80 – 100 trees each year. Trees are planted at various sites throughout the City including recently reconstructed streets, within parks and in front of individual property owner’s homes
Trees can be planted within the City right-of-way if space allows or just behind the sidewalk.
Trees selected for planting are chosen based upon the available growing space and soil conditions typically found within the City
Underground utilities like water and sewer lines will be located prior to the planting and will be avoided during the planting process
Some trees will be planted underneath power lines. These trees will be small maturing trees that will not interfere with the power lines when they are full-grown
Tree planting is completed by the City of Watertown Department of Public Works
There will be no cost for the new tree, the City just asks for assistance with watering during the spring and summer. Water is key to the survival of the tree in the first few years after planting
A street tree care sheet is sent out after the planting which will explain everything you can do to help the tree survive