Wausau's newly planted trees are in danger of drying out.
The city planted 400 trees this spring, and about 200 last fall.... and they're all thirsty.
City Forester Blaine Peterson is asking people have young trees in their front boulevards to get out the watering can.
The lack of natural rainfall is stressing the trees, and they could all use a good soak.
"Several gallons every 5 to 7 days would be great... a good soaking is better than frequent waterings but at this point we'll take anything we can get," Peterson said.
He says his crews have been spread out, watering what they can, but they still need the public's help.
Older trees could also use a rinse.
A slow watering is better than everything at once.
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