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Spring & Summer Hand Tree Watering Schedule (April-September)

Tree Trunk DiameterThese hand tree watering recommendations (developed by the Community Tree Alliance) apply in situations with no general landscape watering (restrictions that prohibit turf watering).  Water small trees - 4 times per month, medium trees - 3 times per month and large trees - 2 times per month.

Utilize the following "rule of thumb" for watering the appropriate classification of tree: small trees (1"-3" diameter) 10 gallons per inch, medium trees (4"-8" diameter) 10 gallons per inch, large trees (10"+ diameter) 15 gallons per inch.  Use a ruler to measure your tree's diameter.

Soaker Hose
Soaker Hose
2 gallons per minute
(50 ft. with restrictor)
Small Trees
Weekly

(10 gallons per inch)
Medium Trees
3 x per month
(10 gallons per inch)
Large Trees
2 x per month

(15 gallons per inch)
1" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14"+
5 10 15 20 30 40 75 90 105

Minutes


Deep Root Fork
Deep Root Fork
2 gallons per minute
Small Trees
Weekly

(10 gallons per inch)
Medium Trees
3 x per month
(10 gallons per inch)
Large Trees
2 x per month

(15 gallons per inch)
1" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14"+
5 10 15 20 30 40 75 90 105

Minutes


Deep Root Needle
Deep Root Needle
2 gallons per minute
Small Trees
Weekly

(10 gallons per inch)
Medium Trees
3 x per month
(10 gallons per inch)
Large Trees
2 x per month

(15 gallons per inch)
1" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14"+
5 10 15 20 30 40 75 90 105

Minutes


Soft Spray Wand
Soft Spray Wand
 4 gallons per minute
Small Trees
Weekly

(10 gallons per inch)
Medium Trees
3 x per month
(10 gallons per inch)
Large Trees
2 x per month

(15 gallons per inch)
1" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14"+
3 5 8 10 15 20 38 45 53

Minutes