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For the first few years, watering is the most important thing you can do for your tree. It may also be the hardest task to accomplish. Getting water from the source to the tree can be a challenge. Also, because of pollution and compression due to foot traffic, city soil has difficulty absorbing water. This means that you need to cultivate or loosen the soil so that the water can reach the tree’s roots. There are a number of different tools and techniques available to help your watering efforts.

For some watering inspiration, check out the instructional video on tree watering provided by our good friends at Casey Trees in Washington, DC.



Suggestions for Street Tree Watering

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