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Dept Head: Mike Calhoon

Fall & Winter Tree Watering Schedule

Methods for watering include a soaker hose, deep root fork, deep root needle or soft spray wand. Apply water to many locations under dripline. For evergreens, water 3-5' beyond the dripline on all sides of the tree. If a deep root fork or needle is used, insert the device no deeper than 8" into the soil.

The water schedules below are suggested for Fall and Winter months (October-March).

Water all trees 1-2 times per month as listed below. Determine the diameter of your tree, and water the tree for the amount of time noted below. Only water trees during the fall and winter months when temperatures are above 40 degrees and there is no snow coverage on the ground. 

<1" 1" 2" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14"+
2 minutes 5 minutes 10 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes 50 minutes 60 minutes 70 minutes