May 1, 2017 /
Jona Elwell

Weekly Watering Alerts

Just like Stella and her Grove, Weekly Watering Alerts are back!

Beginning today until the last week of September we’ll be issuing weekly watering alerts for trees every Leaflet and on our homepage, Facebook, and Twitter.

Depending on past weather, forecasts, and a few other factors, we’ll either let you know whether you should water your trees, hold off, or if it’s up to you. As for this week? You guessed it – time to water!

We issue these alerts for a very important reason — newly-planted trees need at least 25 gallons a week to survive and thrive. This is such a critical part of new tree care we created a “25 to Stay Alive” Watering Pledge to get folks on board.

Considering this has been the warmest April (D.C. has been like Memphis!) if you see a young tree looking in need of some hydration TLC, feel free to water it. Not sure how to tackle watering? We have trusty “how-to” videos and you can even purchase a watering bag to fill up once a week and walk away.

Keep your eyes peeled for next week’s report in Leaflet and on our homepage, Facebook, and Twitter.