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How to Water Trees in Drought Conditions

Effects of Drought on Trees

Long periods without sufficient water damages trees. The effects of drought on trees may not always be visible. Roots of trees drink in available moisture from soil and transport it to the trunk and leaves in a balanced cycle each day. Drought damage begins in the root system. Once trees lose foliage or pale in color, the roots have already suffered from lack of water. The danger point is when leaves during a drought begin to wither and fall. It’s important to note that each tree genus requires different amounts of water daily. Hardwood trees are more resilient than soft wood and ornamental trees. (more…)

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