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A Gift of Shade Needs Watering

In this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, Todd Sherbondy of Davey's East Pittsburgh office discusses how much water trees need during hot weather.

Posted: July 10, 2020

During this enduring heat wave, that shade tree by the sidewalk is looking mighty good right now.

If you look closely, though, you might be able to tell that the tree isn’t looking so good. It’s much thirstier than you can imagine. If you love trees, this drought with high heat is another terrible thing 2020 has wrought.

Arborists from the public, private and nonprofit worlds are sounding the alarm about what two dry months can do to a tree, even a towering one. They advise us to give all the trees that live near us what they really need — a long, deep drink twice or three times a week until we get a soaking rain.

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