The City will follow up with watering a newly planted tree at least twice after it is planted in October. This is usually enough to get into the winter months. However, the spring and summer following planting residents are encouraged to water their new tree as needed based on conditions. The City will also put a ring of mulch around a newly planted tree. Keeping this mulch layer around the tree for the first two years after planting will help the tree to hold moisture and protect the roots of the tree as they establish.