We hope everyone is staying safe and well. We have been busy here at TNM. Check it out!
– Despite COVID restrictions, we were able to complete all the ABQ NeighborWoods Spring plantings under a plan approved by the Office of Emergency Management. There are now 432 new trees in Albuqueruque!
Many thanks to the City councilors Benton, Gibson and Davis for their sponsorship, and to the committed group of certified tree planting experts who (along with their small family groups) helped us plant!
– We are currently out canvassing for tree adopters in our Fall ABQ NeighborWoods neighborhoods. We are planning for 1000 new trees this Fall! Thanks to City councilors Benton, Davis, Harris and Jones.
Volunteer to plant with us! Sign up on ONE ABQ
– We redesigned our website. Come visit us at www.treenm.org
– Please see the update on the Woodward House Nursery below.
Tamar Randall, CGW, SHRM-CP is a Certified Grant Writer with the American Grant Writers’ Association and Certified Professional with SHRM. She has a BS in Biology. She has submitted three grants since she started working with us and secured one already. She enjoys words, science, and people and is excited to join the Tree New Mexico Team to plant trees across NM. You can contact her at email@example.com.
– The most common overall finding was not watering consistently and deeply.
Please remember that your trees need water 3 times per week in the summer and through most of September. In later Fall twice a week should be sufficient. Trees need water in the Winter too – twice per month is usually recommended.
Let your hose run low and slow. Soils high in clay accept water slowly, as do compacted soils. If water starts to pool or run off, stop irrigating, let the water soak in, and start watering again. Repeat on/off cycles until you apply enough water to wet the soil down to about 18 inches.
– Dieback due to herbacides
Weed killer will kill all broadleaf plants – trees included. Young trees are especially sensitive to chemicals as they are establishing their new roots. Please refrain from using weed killer near your trees.
– Trunk Damage
Weed-wackers and running into the tree with a mower are two of the biggest contributors to trunk damage. We recommend hand trimming close to your trees.
Stakes should be removed after one growing season. Improper staking can weaken and damage your tree.
Proper way to stake trees: Use soft material, and preferably 3 stakes. Make a loop at the trunk so the tree can move a little. This helps the roots to strengthen themselves ultimately creating a more stable tree.
Check out our Tree Tips Videos on our new website. You will find everything from how to water a tree, to tips on pruning.
Thanks to Councilors Benton, Davis, Harris, and Jones for sponsoring plantings in their districts! And, thanks to Rotary del Sol, City Park & Rec, and ABQ Interfaith for a special community planting in the International District!
August 29, 2020 – Oso Grande (Sorry, the public is not allowed on this planting due to Covid restrictions – trees will still be planted by TNM per the Office of Emergency Management approved plan).
September 26, 2020 – North Campus sign up at https://cabq.galaxydigital.
October 17, 2020 – Parkland Hills sign up at https://cabq.galaxydigital.
November 7, 2020 Juan Tabo Hills sign up at https://cabq.galaxydigital.
Please sign up to volunteer with us at ONE ABQ – Hopefully we will be able to plant with the public as Fall progresses!
Special thanks to City Councilors Benton, Davis and Jones for the great press conference Aug 12th – see info here:
Thanks to Councilors Benton, Davis, and Gibson for sponsoring plantings in their districts!
PANA/Mile Hi, Martineztown, and Victory Hills/University Heights now have new trees!
The ABQ NeighborWoods program has added approximately 1450 Street trees and approximately 1400 Giveaway trees to Albuquerque’s neighborhoods since 2017.