The recent rain was welcome after those hot, dry days but it was not enough to water young trees. Most of Richmond received only 0.25 inches of rain in the last 7 days and that doesn’t get water down to the root ball, so our current watering alert still says that conditions are dry. As you’ve heard us say before…
New trees need at least 15 gallons of water every week
unless we get 1 inch of soaking rain.
Thanks to all who are helping water our new city trees.
Remember that every healthy tree is beneficial so please remind your friends and neighbors to water their new trees as well.