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Watering New Trees
Posted on Friday July 12, 2019
With the arrival of drier weather, now is the time to begin watering new trees planted in parkways around your home over the past several years.

Phil Graf of Graf Tree Care, Mokena’s consulting arborist, suggests that during dry periods, new trees should be watered twice a week by taking a hose and letting it trickle 3-5 feet around the tree for 20 minutes.  This will apply water where it is needed most—to the new tree’s root system.  Avoid watering the trunk or foliage of the tree.

In the event of significant rainfall, Graf recommends waiting 3 days, then starting the twice a week cycle of watering over again.

In the event of extreme summer heat and drought, Graf says you can water every other day.  He cautions, however, that no matter what, you should not water your tree every day.

Need more information on the care of new trees?  Simply click on the link below.


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