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Start watering your trees!

Tree with green leaves

Photo by Jacob Moyer

It’s hard to believe, but the rain is letting up and hopefully our gorgeous summer is around the corner. While this is good news to people, it can be bad news to a young tree. Seattle’s hot, dry summers are hard on young trees. To make sure your young trees thrive through the summer, now is the time to start watering your tree at least once per week.

Your two best options are to use a watering bag or to use a hose on a low trickle for 30 minutes once a week. Both methods allow the water to filtrate deep into the soil where the trees’ roots can soak it up. You can find out more on the Seattle reLeaf site, plus a lot of other helpful information about caring for your trees.