Danger from heat and drought City asks for water donations for Bonn trees
Bonn · The current heat wave and mostly dry weather are a serious threat to trees throughout Bonn. As a result, the city has asked its residents for help.
They provide shade, purify the air and beautify the cityscape, but now they need help: Trees all around Bonn are suffering from the heat and extreme dryness of recent weeks. In response, the Bonn City Parks Department is asking citizens for water donations.
"Each bucket of water helps the trees to survive the dry period," says Parks Department manager Dieter Fuchs. He explains that especially the young trees don’t have roots deep enough to reach stored ground water.
The soil is very hard at the moment due to the heat. Because of that, the Parks Department recommends to first moisten the soil and then refill, so that the water does not roll away. For trees, at least three buckets of water are optimal every two days. Even shrubs in planters and other plants are dependent on additional water donations, according to the city.
(Orig. text: ga.de / Translation: ck)