We advise that all trees located within the road right of way are owned by the City of Maple Ridge. Parks, Recreation & Culture are responsible for the care and maintenance of these street trees. With your assistance our neighbourhoods can be kept green and healthy with these few suggestions;
New young trees, surrounded by lawn benefit the most when a three foot circle of grass is removed and replaced with bark mulch or top soil. This tree circle helps with:
Moisture retention and root protection.
If the outside edge is built up slightly, it will act as a wall allowing water to seep down into the roots while hand watering during dry conditions.
Lawn mowers and grass line trimmers are kept at a distance, protecting the bark from physical damage