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How to Care for Trees


 

Watering A Tree

WHEN TO WATER

Best time to give your tree’s roots a good soaking is:

  •  every week to ten days
  •  early morning

AMOUNT TO WATER

Use approximately 10 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter for each watering.

Using a hose with medium pressure, you will typically generate about 2 gallons a minute, so for a tree with a 4 inch diameter trunk, water for about 20 minutes to provide 40 gallons each week.

BEST TECHNIQUE TO WATER TREES

  • Deeply soak the area in the tree’s dripline (the area under the tree canopy)
  • Water at a slow enough rate that the water soaks in and doesn’t run off

INSIDER TIP: Use several buckets with 1/4 inch holes drilled in the bottom—space them around the tree’s dripline, fill them with water, and let the water soak in slowly. A long soaker hose can also be spiraled around the dripline.

TIPS FOR WATERING IN HARSH CONDITIONS

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HARD FREEZE WARNING: To keep your tree roots from freezing, water before a hard freeze (20 degrees F or below). 

DURING DROUGHT CONDITIONS: Adequately water small (1-7 inches in trunk diameter) and medium trees (8-15 inches in trunk diameter). Trees planted in the past three years, trees that have recently gone through stress, or trees that have limited root space (in planters next to sidewalks) will need regular watering even in non-drought conditions. Healthy larger trees should withstand a drought, although they may show signs of stress.


Planting A Tree

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RIGHT TREE, RIGHT PLACE

Choosing a tree for your home landscape should be a well thought-out decision.  At Up With Trees, we follow the “right tree, right place” mentality when selecting a tree for a particular location.  

Tree planting can be a significant investment in money and time. Proper selection can provide you with years of enjoyment as well as significantly increase the value of your property. The following links will help you get started in the right direction.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (918) 610-8733.

 

Looking to plant a tree? Use this tree benefit calculator to see what species will benefit you the most!

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Planning


Planting

 


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