Traveling this summer? Don't Forget to Water!
June 26, 2014
Summer is the time for travel and fun. It’s also one of the most treacherous times of the year for our trees as drought continues to be a serious problem. People often assume a tree’s taproot will keep their trees hydrated. However, most trees do not grow taproots, but rather send out a large network of smaller shallow roots to collect water. Large established trees can become brittle and dangerous over periods of drought without it being noticable to most homeowners.
Photo courtesy of Treegator
One inch worth of rainfall per week is ideal to keep established trees healthy. If you’ve planted new trees, they’ll need water weekly through summer. Drip watering containers, such as the Treegator Bags, are a great way to water, whether you are home or not! Fill once a week for healthy trees through summer.