Managing Trees During Drought Condition

This presentation will outline the impacts of drought on trees and the multiple strategies needed to protect them. During periods of drought, the knee-jerk response in many communities is to remove all lawn areas in the name of water conservation. If trees in those landscapes had been dependent on lawn irrigation to survive, they will suffer. I will focus on proper irrigation of trees, with and without surrounding turf areas, and how to manage irrigation of trees throughout their life cycle for good health. I will also discuss tree selection for long-term urban forest resiliency.

Created by Megan Dettenmaier


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Primary Audience: Extension Professionals