How Dog Pee Harms Trees

While walking your dog, be
careful where you let them pee. Dog urine is a detriment to our lovely urban
trees. Dog urine severely harms the base of trees. When a dog pees on a tree,
the chemicals from their urine soak into the bark. They then reach the
cambium (the tree tissue layer, tasked with sending nutrients throughout the
tree). This layer is then damaged, destroying the tree or impacting its

In fact, it’s important to keep your dog away
from the base of trees as well. When a dog pees on the soil around the tree,
it can create a salty crust, which inhibits water absorption. During these
hot summer days, it is as important as ever to make sure our trees are
getting enough water. 

For more information on the
topic, read: Why
You Shouldn’t Let Your Dog Pee On