How can I tell if my tree is getting enough water?
You can tell if your tree is getting enough water by checking the soil moisture. Since tree roots are deeper than roots of other plants, dig down 6 – 8 inches below the surface before watering your tree. Squeeze some of that soil in the palm of your hand. If the soil clumps there is sufficient soil moisture. If it falls apart there is too little water, if it smears like a paste it is too wet.

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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?