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Watering Your Trees Is Important!


Lack of water is the most common cause of plant failure after transplant. Not providing adequate water in the first year will void any warranty and can severely injure or kill your tree. Newly transplanted trees have reduced root systems and need extra watering until established (approx. 2-3 years).

Pop up or Rotor sprinklers are NOT adequate to deliver sufficient water to the root ball. Superficial 5 or 10 minute watering penetrates very little and provides almost no water to the tree. A good rule is to water slowly over a long period of time. 2 hours with a very slow running hose is usually adequate. Watering slowly gives the water time to penetrate to deep roots.

Temporary drip irrigation systems available from Big Trees Today can alleviate the inconvenience of watering by hand with a hose.                                                   

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