How should I water my tree?
Trees need slow deep watering so that the water gets down a minimum of 12 – 18 inches below the surface. Utilize slow drip methods to apply water such as a soaker hose, drip irrigation bucket or use a deep root watering probe (pictured to the right) that delivers water below the soil surface.

Watering your tree with lawn sprinklers will not provide enough water for the tree. Sprinkler water does not soak deep enough into the soil to reach tree roots, and these ground covering plants use up the water before the tree can get to it.

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1. Should I be watering my trees during the drought?
2. How can I tell if my tree is suffering from the drought?
3. How should I water my tree?
4. Where should I water my tree for the best effect?
5. How can I save water while watering my trees?
6. How can I tell if my tree is getting enough water?
7. Why should I water my trees over other plants in my garden?
8. I have heard it is good to mulch around trees, but also that mulch is a fire hazard. Should I mulch or not?
9. How do trees respond to drought conditions?
10. My tree doesn't have any leaves, is it dead?
11. My tree is fruiting like crazy, what is going on?
12. Should I fertilize my tree if it is stressed?