How much water does my new street tree need?

For the first THREE years, young trees need weekly water of about 15 to 20 gallons in summer. In WINTER your trees need monthly watering when the ground is not frozen. To check for frozen ground use a screw driver, if its blade can penetrate the ground so can water. If you fail to water your young tree in summer and WINTER it will not thrive. Filling the bowl within the tree ring several times works well. For the first year, try to keep water from flowing directly on the trunk. As the tree grows it will need to be watered at it’s drip line i.e. where the branches end.