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Trees need help after weeks with no rain and now 80-degree temperatures

In this Powell River Peak article, Dan Sharp from Davey’s Victoria, British Columbia, office talks about proper watering practices for trees suffering from drought.  

Posted: August 5, 2022 Davey arborist watering trees.

It’s been 20 days since the last significant rainfall in the capital region and the millions of trees around our homes, streets and parks are starting to feel some of the stresses of drought.

“Trees like a cycle of moisture and dryness,” said arborist Dan Sharp of the Davey Tree Expert Company — typically, they regulate the uptake of water and nutrients to ensure their own health.

But during extended dry periods, the movement of nutrients can slow and even stop. The tree can suffer and temperatures in its canopy can rise, causing the leaves to shrivel and brown and, in some cases, drop limbs.

To read more of Dan's advice, click here

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