Sunday, August 5, 2012

Home Grown: Helping Drought-Stressed Trees


 A dry winter, minimal spring rains, record high temperatures and low summer precipitation is putting extreme stress on woody plants in many areas of the country this summer. The stress increases susceptibility to insects and disease.

Trees and shrubs should be thoroughly watered if they begin to show
signs of leaf wilt, discoloration or drying, especially at leaf edges.

Trees are able to obtain moisture longer than most other plants due to deeper roots, so symptoms of drought stress tend to be more delayed and some symptoms may not appear for months or even years.

Continued at... Helping Drought-Stressed Trees

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