Citizen Tree Care Resources
Trees need water in the urban environment and will dry out more quickly than trees in a forest. View general watering information for trees and what to do during drought.
Newly planted trees have the highest mortality rate and require the most care for the first three years after planting.
Proper Tree Mulching
Mulching is a great way to boost the health of your trees by providing valuable nutrients and helping insulate soil from extreme temperatures. No volcano mulching! A little goes a long way.
- What is a container-grown tree?
A container-grown trees are grown in a soilless media composed of materials such as pine bark and peat moss. They are lightweight, and easier to handle than balled-and-burlapped trees. The entire root system of a container-grown plant is left intact when planted.
- What is a balled-and-burlapped tree?
A balled-and-burlapped tree is grown in native soil and weighs more than container grown trees. The trees are harvested in the fall and as much soil as possible is retained prior to being wrapped in burlap. Balled-and-burlapped trees have a healthier root system than container grown trees.
- What time of year should trees be planted?
It's ideal for trees to be planted in the fall. If they can not be planted in the fall, they can be planted in the spring.
- When is a homeowner required to plant a tree?
A homeowner is required to plant a tree if they live in the (Hillside Hilltop Overlay District) HHOD and remove below the percent minimum canopy requirements. See if your house is in the Hillside Hilltop Overlay District.
- Who maintains City Right-of-Ways?
The City of Fayetteville Transportation Department maintains City right-of-ways.
- Do I need to maintain the Right-of-Way in front of my house?
Yes. The right-of-way in front of a homeowner's property is to be maintained by the property owner adjacent to the right-of-way. View the code that discusses right-of-way maintenance by the homeowner (Chapter 167.06 A).
- When is the City's annual free tree giveaway?
The Urban Forestry Department hosts an annual tree giveaway every fall. The trees are free to the public upon proof of Fayetteville residency. View information about this years' annual free tree giveaway.