Park Strip Trees

Park Strip Trees In Daybreak
Each year, about 1,000 to 1,500 trees are planted in Daybreak and these include park strip trees. These trees are ordered 2 years in advance from Oregon and more than 14 species are used throughout the community. Crews generally wait until grass and water lines are installed before planting trees, most of which are planted in winter. Residents often have many questions regarding these trees so below are a few details to help educate residents about them. When trees are first planted, they may have a few branches with few leaves. If well maintained, the tree will recover and with time, will fill in.

Park Strip Trees Increase Property Value
The park strip trees in Daybreak are selected based on what species thrive best and fit the beautiful aesthetic of Daybreak. These park strip trees are meant to increase property values by adding visual interest to the landscaping. Over the years, when the trees reach a mature size, they provide needed shade that potentially can help in reducing the cost to cool your home in the summer.

Fun Fact: The American Power Association estimates that shade provided by trees can reduce a home cooling bill by as much as 50 percent each year.

Does My Park Strip Tree Have a Warranty?
The park strip trees have been planted in your park strip by a representative of the Developer. Once the home is purchased, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to care for the trees to ensure their survival. Daybreak Communities does not offer a warranty or tree replacement because the care of the trees falls to the homeowner after installation.

When Are Trees Usually Planted?
The trees in Daybreak are planted between October and March to ensure the best environment for survival. This helps the roots to grow, lowers stress from heat and reduces the amount of needed water for the young tree.

To Stake or Not to Stake
You may feel the urge to provide stakes for your park strip tree and there may be some rare cases when trees may need stakes, but only for a short period of time. However, your tree will grow and become much stronger without stakes. Consult your local nursery for more details.

What Species of Park Strip Trees are Planted in Daybreak?
• Accolade Elm
• Aristocrat Flowering Pear
• Autumn Blaze Maple
• Autumn Purple Ash
• Bur Oak
• Canada Red
• Chanticleer Flowering Pear
• Crimson King Maple
• Deborah Maple
• Flowering Pear
• London Plane
• Redmond Linden
• Redspire Flowering Pear
• Village Green Zelkova

How Much Water Does my Tree Need?
New trees will need an additional five gallons of water each day during the summer months. If your tree is planted during winter season, additional watering is not required until spring. You want to make sure you keep the root ball moist but not soaked. If you are not sure if the tree needs water feel the soil. Dig out some soil from around the base of the tree, if the soil feels moist, it does not need to be watered. If it is dry, then it is time to water. Please consult your local nursery for water and nutrient information if needed. It is important to note that landscapers do not control the water levels for park strip trees so homeowners will need to determine the correct amount of water to provide.

Pruning
Proper pruning technique is very important to ensure a healthy tree. Daybreak park strip trees are limbed correctly before planting so pruning should be minimal. South Jordan City municipal code stipulates that branches over a sidewalk must be trimmed to a minimum of 7’ and over roads to 13’. If you believe your tree needs to be pruned, please contact a professional service for consultation.

Tree Mulch
Mulch helps trees in multiple ways such as keeping the moisture from evaporating, moderating the temperature of the soil and reduces the risk of weeds. Please see your local nursery for the best suggestion on how much mulch your tree may need.

Pests and Diseases
When spring arrives and new leaves begin to appear on your tree, it is best to inspect your tree regularly from insects that may cause damage to the tree. Consult your local nursery to help identify diseases and ask for tree care solutions.

If you have any additional questions regarding the planing or care for your park strip tree, please contact the Association and we will direct your call to a representative who can answer your questions.

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