Caring for trees during a drought

In this segment with Good Day Sacramento, Matt Morgan, a sales arborist out of Davey's Sacramento office, talks about the deep root watering method and why homeowners should use this technique to keep their trees healthy during drought.

Sprinkler watering only reaches the top 2-3 inches of soil and could take up to 10 hours to sufficiently water the tree. With the water running for such a long period of time, there is a greater chance of runoff. 

Deep root watering is an alternate watering method especially helpful during a drought. With an injection probe, this method gets deep into the root system, watering the top 12 inches of soil. Keeping up with tree maintenance during a drought allows your trees to continue providing benefits such as protecting houses and streets from sun damage and bringing down the temperature. 

Posted: May 14, 2015

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