With the drought in our region, it is imperative that trees planted within the last 3 years get watered every week. If you are able to water established trees, they will greatly benefit from some water as well.
We recently read a fantastic article put out by the Alliance for Community Trees, an organizaton we are proud to support. The article highlights how several communities are dealing with the drought & the effects on the urban canopy. Here are some links to the communities referenced in the article:
“Unrelenting Drought Takes Toll on Nation’s Urban Trees” by Alliance for Community Trees
“How Croudsourcing is Helping Water 10,000 Trees in Chicago” by Treehugger.com
“Parched parkway trees could use a drink” by Chicago Tribune
“Rockford Park District begins tree hydration program” by Rockford Register Star
“Drought Could Have Lasting Effect On Trees” by Hoosier Ag Today
“Bucket Brigade Struggles to Save Trees Planted After Joplin, MO Tornado” by Alliance for Community Trees
The photo we used in this article is from the Morton Arboretum. If you click it, you will come to a page they put together about watering trees. Let’s hope now for a wet & rainy future!