Extreme Heat Safety Tips for Trees, Pets and People

Extreme temperatures are forecast beginning Tuesday, July 19, and through the week, and the city has issued safety advisories.

In a news announcement, the city says that extreme heat is defined as three or more days above 90 degrees.

In addition to cooling off at Arlington Reservoir or North Union Spray Park, the city says you can also take the summer reading challenge at the Fox or Robbins library.

Whatever you do, city officials recommend that residents exercise caution during prolonged periods of extreme heat.

Read additional safety tips at arlingtonma.gov and stay cool and safe this week and all summer long.

Don’t leave pets in hot cars: City officials remind you that animals don’t always do well in the heat, especially when they’re trapped inside a heat magnet, like your car. Please do not leave pets in cars. And of course the same goes for people, especially children, the elderly, and people who may be sick or disabled.

Read additional information at arlingtonma.gov/animalcontrol >>

Please water new street trees: Prolonged hot weather can stress trees, especially trees in their first years of growth. Make sure new trees on your street have enough water by filling the green bags at the base of the tree.

If there is no green bag, apply a slow watering method from a hose to the tree. With your help, they can provide decades of shade.

DPW and the Arlington Tree Committee thank you in advance for helping these young trees mature. See a flyer on how to do this at arlingtonma.gov/trees >>

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This press release was published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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