Boulevard Street Trees
We advise that all trees located within the road right of way are owned by the City of Maple Ridge or the City of Pitt Meadows. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services is responsible for the care and maintenance of street trees in both cities. 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
Remember, never cover the trunk with soil or mulch higher than ground height, this action promotes rot and decay.
The Parks & Facilities Department monitors the health of the trees and includes them in a regular tree maintenance program. Should the trees require attention for pruning, health issues or to mitigate a hazard, please call our reception desk at 604-465-5454 with any concerns you have. As a reminder we do not top trees for any reasons.
Wondering about trees removed in Osprey Village? Learn more from the Arborist's Report.