WATERING METHODS

It’s not just planting the trees that makes the difference, but the trees themselves. That’s why it is important to take proper care of them, and watering your trees properly is a huge part of tree maintenance.

CALFIRE GUIDELINE SPECIFICATIONS FOR SELECTING, PLANTING, AND EARLY TREE CARE OF YOUNG TREES

  • Step 1: Apply about 3 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter to the root ball 2 or 3 times per week for the first growing season.
  • Step 2: Increase volume of water and decrease frequency of application as the tree becomes established.
  • Step 3: Irrigate your tree weekly during the second year and bimonthly during the third. *Once established, irrigation requirements are dependent on species, planting site, climate, and soil conditions.
  • Step 4: Irrigation devices should be regularly checked for breaks and leaks.