watering trees late Fall

Asked October 9, 2018, 2:21 PM EDT

I typically give my trees (birch, white pine, weeping white pine) extra water in late Fall. Is that necessary this year since we've had so much rainfall?

Hennepin County Minnesota tree care advice

1 Response

Thank you for the question. It is good to consider the fall water needs of your established landscape plants, including trees. Considering all the rain we have had, supplemental watering is not needed at this time. If the rains stops for an extended period of time and the top 6-9 inches of soil dries out, you could water once or twice before the ground freezes to help your trees survive the winter in top shape.
Read more about proper watering of trees and shrubs here: https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/watering-established-trees-and-shrubs

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