New Tree Instructions

How to establish your trees and when to call your Arborist. 

Native and Drought Tolerant Trees

  1.  For the first 10 days following planting, water tree(s) daily with a hose for at least 5 minutes or 10-20 gallons of water. Do not allow water to drain away from the tree(s) and be sure to water below the drip line, usually about a 2-4 foot diameter around the trunk or wherever there is mulch. 
  2. 11-20 days following planting you may reduce watering frequency to every 2 days. 
  3. 21-30 days following planting you may reduce watering frequency to every 4 days. 
  4. After the tree has been in the ground for 30 days you may reduce watering frequency to a weekly basis. If the tree was planted during the late spring or summer, continue this watering frequency until temperatures fall below a 90 degree Fahrenheit average. 
  5. If tree was planted during cooler weather then you may reduce watering frequency to every 2 weeks, 31-365 days after planting, maintaining the 10-20 gallons of water at a time. Be sure to stop all watering 2-3 weeks before a frost or Monsoon forecast. 
  6. Monitor your tree(s) for signs of distress and call your Arborist immediately if you have followed all above requirements and are still seeing unusual or unhealthy growth, i.e. wilted/yellow leaves or unusual bark color. 

Citrus and Fruit Trees

  1. Follow steps 1-5 for Native and Drought Tolerant Trees. 
  2. After Citrus/Fruit tree has been in the ground through the summer months you may reduce watering to every 4 weeks in the winter when temperatures fall below an 85 degree Fahrenheit average. 
  3. Cover newly planted Citrus/Fruit tree with a cotton sheet or frost-cloth over night when temperatures are expected to fall below 35 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  4. Monitor your tree(s) for signs of distress and call your Arborist immediately if you have followed all above requirements and are still seeing unusual or unhealthy growth, i.e. wilted/yellow leaves, discolored bark or if you have not had any flower production within 1 year after planting. 
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