Every Monday from May to October, we take the guessing game out of knowing when to water your trees by posting a weekly tree watering recommendation — water, do not water or watering optional — to our homepage, on Facebook and Twitter and included it on our weekly Leaflet.
We do this because it is so important for newly planted trees — that have been in the ground less than three years — to receive 25 gallons of water, roughly 1.5 inches of rainfall, per week to survive.
Although weather is pretty unpredictable, we typically assume that the warm summer months will result in more watering recommendations than not. But what do the stats tell us?
From May 1 to October 31, the District received 25.4 inches of rainfall, and Casey Trees issued 26 total watering recommendations. Further broken down, 11 were optional, 10 were must water, and five were do not water.