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Public Works Staff Enhances Hawley Street with Trees

Hawley Street—an important and highly visible entry point into Mundelein—underwent a major expansion project over a year ago and recently, the Village of Mundelein added trees to help further beautify and enhance this gateway into the village.

Mundelein’s Public Works and Engineering staff planted nearly 60 trees on both sides of the newly expanded roadway. The trees will take at least two years to fully reestablish its root system. The village negotiated this work as part of an intergovernmental agreement with Lake County government during the rebuild of West Hawley Street, allowing Mundelein to plant trees in the right-of-way.

“The new trees certainly enhance Hawley Street for years to come, yet it will take some time for these young trees to take root,” explains Adam Schmidt, Village Arborist. To help ensure the trees’ chances for survival, it’s important to:

• Water the tree twice a week. Simply soak the mulched area around the new tree.
• Continue to water until the first frost comes.
• Additional information can be found at www.arborday.org/trees/.
• DO NOT plant flowers or any other plants around newly planted tree, as those plants will require further watering which will harm the tree.
• DO NOT build retaining walls or rock formations around newly planted tree.

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