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.