Trees watering techniques that optimize water conservation
Trees do not require much water -about 2.5 cm/one inch of water per week. No water is a great threat - especially for those that are newly planted. A young tree will cost less than a quarter to water per week.*
Please make optimal use of water through conservation practices such as watering in the morning or evening to reduce evaporation loss.
When watering trees it is important to saturate the soil around the tree continuing out to the outer branches to disperse water down to the roots.
A cost estimate to water a new tree with the equivalent of about 2.5 cm of rain per week around the tree base (1.5m radius) is 190 litres per week (0.19 m3) which at $1.19/m3 costs less than a quarter (23 cents per week).