The Race Street Pier trees are in full leaf.
Last year – June to be exact – a few of the pier’s 37 large, white swamp oaks had dropped their leaves after being freshly planted. They were being stressed by the wind on the pier.
At the recommendation of the nursery, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation – the quasi-city agency which oversees the development of the park – changed their watering schedule and they did just fine thoughout the summer of 2011.
Given the early heat and lack of rain this spring extra water for the piers trees will be a necessary chore.