Caring for trees entails some awareness of the varying effects that seasons have on tree life. Foresight is often required in order to avoid the troubles associated with harsher climates, especially as autumn and winter approach. A problem typical of these seasons is a lack of water, which can later foster more complications.

Oftentimes, it is not enough to act during the seasons that cause these concerns. In order to care for trees effectively, preemptive measures must be taken far in advance, which is where foresight comes into play. It's critical to act before autumn begins. If there is a shortage of water, or if temperatures fall rapidly, dormancy will occur—even during the more productive seasons of the spring and summer. However, this unpredictability becomes inevitable and less ambiguous once the summer comes to an end.


Dormancy is a tree's way of conserving energy that is vital for survival and reproduction. It's analogous to a hibernating animal. Like the animal, trees should store up water prior to the cessation that will inevitably bring about dormancy.

So, as August ends, the time to water your trees is NOW. Give them a healthy drink of water at least twice per month. Set your hose on a small "dribble" and soak the tree for about an hour. This will help it survive the hard seasons that are approaching and give you a good start next spring.



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