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Water Bags on Rossmore Trees


You may have noticed the new trees along Rossmore Avenue are sporting a bright green bag. Hancock Park arborist Sabine Hoppner told the Buzz those are “water bags” and hold up to 20 gallons of water for the new trees.  The water slowly soaks around the root ball over the course of 8-9 hours.  Depending on the soil, the bags have to be re-filled once or twice a week by homeowners who have agreed to help water the trees until they are established.

Hoppner said all the watering bags were donated by Gary Nelson, a resident on Rossmore who also grew some of the seedlings at  his home.

Thanks to the efforts of the Hancock Park Homeowners Association, more than 35 Elm and Sycamore trees have been planted in Hancock Park. All together there are  20 new Elm trees on Rossmore. The association purchased the trees and hired Sabine’s firm, Water’s Edge Gardening, to plant them and provide care for the first months. After that,  homeowners have signed letters committing to continue to water the new trees planted in the parkway in front of their home.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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