A visitor asked me what the plastic green bags around trees all over
Chicago were for. I took this picture of a tree wrapped in one such bag
in the Loop recently. Like the pop bottle drip irrigation setup, these
green plastic bags are filled with water that is slowly delivered to
the root ball. As you can imagine, in the middle of all of this
concrete the surrounding soil of the tree doesn't collect much water. These green bags are filled with water that slowly drips out and allows the sidewalk tree to
establish itself in the first couple of years after being planted.
know we're in a recession and all, but wouldn't one of those metal
grates or miniature wrought iron fences one usually sees around urban trees be a better option than, PLYWOOD?