In the City of Norwalk, we take great pride in maintaining our "urban forest." From our street trees to our park trees, we make every effort to maintain the right mix of safety and beauty. Main Street is lined with majestic maple trees, originally planted in the 1830s by city founder Platt Benedict. These trees marked the beginning of Norwalk's reign as the "Maple City."
Tree City, U.S.A.
For the past 33 years, the City of Norwalk has maintained its status as a "Tree City" through the Arbor Day Foundation. The Tree City USA program
is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. As a participating community,
the City continues its commitment of caring for and managing public trees. Together the more than 3,400 Tree City USA communities serve as home to more than 135 million Americans.
|Mice and voles are getting ready for winter and will make their nests in deep mulch around trees. Wait until the ground freezes to add mulch. Mulch should only be 2" to 3" deep and should not cover the root flare of the tree.|
|If fall webworm tents appear on the tips of your trees, clip off the branches to which they are attached. Better yet, poke them open and the birds will eat the caterpillars!|