Urban trees in danger during drought conditions

Thursday, July 5, 2012

With many states experiencing higher-than-normal temperatures and lower-than-normal precipitation, forests and grasslands are not the only areas at risk. It is important to remember that urban forests can suffer from drought conditions too and with water restrictions in some cities, it makes it even more difficult to keep those trees sufficiently watered. If not taken care of, dry trees become susceptible to root and branch die-back and subsequent insect and disease problems. Urban Foresters around the US encourage community members to keep trees watered.