Young Tree Aftercare - Mulching
John Parker talks us through some of the key points to focus on in the months and years after urban trees have been planted, in this example in a community park in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire as part of the Stonehouse in Bloom community project.
Watering young trees in dry weather
Newly-planted trees need to be watered regularly over the summer months if they are going to become established and thrive.
If you have a tree outside your house, or one that you pass on your daily walk, then you can help.
Requirements vary depending on a number of factors such as species and location, but a general rule is that they should receive at least 50 litres of water per week in May, June, July and August:
Please water regularly during dry periods with as much as you can – Every little helps
More information about tree watering can be found in the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) publication Sustainable water management, available for free download at www.ltoa.org.uk
General information about trees and tree care can be found at the Arboricultural Association website www.trees.org.uk
Fersiwn Gymraeg (Welsh Version)
If you would like to add your Local Authority or Community Group logo to the tree watering tags then please feel free to do so; however please ensure that this does not replace the logos of the Arboricultural Association, London Tree Officers Association Municipal Tree Officers Association and Association of Tree Officers – the original logos must remain on the tags.