How to stop a dollar tree from dying
The dollar tree is a fixture of life in New York City.
But now a company is trying to get the tree to stop dying.
The company, Dollar Tree Inc., is trying out an application to make a $5,000 dollar tree in Brooklyn, New York, less likely to die from root rot and pests.
The tree, named “Dollar Tree”, has been growing at a warehouse in Brooklyn for about a year.
Its roots are already starting to rot.
“It is a good thing to do, to give a tree that little extra life,” Dollar Tree CEO Jeff Schaffer said.
The tree, which costs $3,800 to make, is meant to be planted in Brooklyn in the winter, and will stay there for about 10 years, until it needs to be removed.
But its roots are starting to wilt.
“We are now looking at putting a hose over it to keep it from dying,” Schaffer added.
The dollar tree, in Brooklyn.
The company says it is trying an application on the tree in the spring.
“I think the only way we can really do that is to do a very careful, careful and extensive investigation of it,” Schaff said.
“This is a big tree, so you want to do it in a very controlled environment.”
Schaffer said he believes the application will have no impact on the $1.3 trillion dollar dollar dollar city, which he estimates will see a $500 million dollar growth over the next two decades.
The city’s parks department, which has worked with Dollar Tree for years, said it was aware of the application, and the company has been working with the city for a year to learn the application’s safety procedures.
“The safety of the trees are a top priority,” Parks Commissioner Diane Klein said in a statement.
“The City of New York is committed to the safety of our parkland and is working with DollarTree to ensure that the tree is healthy and safe before it is removed from the property.”
Schaff said that he is trying a different approach.
“I have been using a hose in a greenhouse and I’ve been watering it every morning and watering it in the afternoon and watering in the evenings,” he said.
“We’re going to be using a new, better method, which is to spray the root-coat on and then apply the spray directly on the roots, and then do a thorough investigation of the tree.”
The application, called “Dirty Dozen” by Schaffer, will be tested on the dollar tree at the Brooklyn warehouse, as well as on another dollar tree nearby.
He said it would take at least six months to apply the application.
The application will take at a cost of $50,000.